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Workers' Compensation Act.


§97-73. Fees.

(a) Claims. Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, the Industrial Commission may establish by rule a schedule of fees for examinations conducted, reports made, documents filed, and agreements reviewed under this Article. The fees shall be collected in accordance with rules adopted by the Industrial Commission.

(b), (c) Repealed by Session Laws 2003-284, s. 10.33(d), effective July 1, 2003.

(d) Safety. A fee in the amount set by the Industrial Commission is imposed on an employer for whom the Industrial Commission provides an educational training program on how to prevent or reduce accidents or injuries that result in workers' compensation claims or a person for whom the Industrial Commission provides other educational services. The fees are departmental receipts.

(e) Exceptions. Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the Industrial Commission may not charge fees for any of the following:

(1) A hearing before a Deputy Commissioner under this Chapter.

(2) A hearing before the full Commission under this Chapter.

(3) Processing of an agreement for compensation of disability, an employer's admission of employee's right to permanent partial disability, or a supplemental agreement as to payment of compensation. (1935, c. 123; 1955, c. 525, s. 8; 1991, c. 481, s. 2; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 1039, s. 2; 1997-443, s. 11A.39; 2003; 2005; 2009; 2014-100, s 15.16B(a).)

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