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287.804. Waiver of compensation by employee, procedure. -

1. An employee may file an application with the division of workers' compensation to be excepted from the provisions of this chapter in respect to certain employees. The application shall include a written waiver by the employee of all benefits under this chapter and an affidavit by the employee and employer, that the employee and employer are members of a recognized religious sect or division, as defined in 26 U.S.C. 1402(g), by reason of which they are conscientiously opposed to acceptance of benefits of any public or private insurance which makes payments in the event of death, disability, old age, or retirement or makes payments toward the cost of, or provides services for, medical bills, including the benefits of any insurance system established under the Federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 301 to 42 U.S.C. 1397jj.

2. The waiver and affidavit required by subsection 1 of this section shall be made upon a form to be provided by the division of workers' compensation.

3. An exception granted in regard to a specific employee shall continue to be valid until such employee rescinds the prior rejection of coverage or the employee or sect ceases to meet the requirements of subsection 1 of this section.

4. Any rejection pursuant to subsection 1 of this section shall be prospective in nature and shall entitle the employee only to reject such benefits that accrue on or after the date the rescission form is received by the insurance company.

(L. 2005 S.B. 1 & 130)

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