Workers' Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2022
State contracting with private insurance carrier. Duties and powers of Commissioner of Administrative Services.
Sec. 31-284a. State contracting with private insurance carrier. Duties and powers of Commissioner of Administrative Services. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 4a-19 and 4a-20 to the contrary, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall solicit proposals from any management firm engaged in the business of administering workersâ€™ compensation claims, or from any authorized mutual insurance company or stock company or subsidiary thereof writing workersâ€™ compensation or employerâ€™s liability insurance in this state, for the purposes of administering the workersâ€™ compensation claims filed against the state, or of insuring the stateâ€™s full liability under workersâ€™ compensation and administering such claims. The commissioner may, at said commissionerâ€™s discretion, reject any or all of such proposals if they are deemed to be inadequate to effectively serve the needs of the state concerning workersâ€™ compensation.
(b) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may exclude from participation in the state workersâ€™ compensation managed care program any medical provider found, through a systematic program of utilization review, to exceed generally accepted standards of the scope, duration or intensity of services rendered to patients with similar diagnostic characteristics.
(c) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have sole responsibility for establishing procedures for all executive branch agencies participating in the state of Connecticut workersâ€™ compensation program, except that all mandatory subjects of collective bargaining pertaining to modified or alternative duty shall continue to be governed by the provisions of chapter 68.
(P.A. 81-469, S. 1, 8; P.A. 93-228, S. 5, 35; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2, S. 29; P.A. 12-205, S. 23; P.A. 15-182, S. 4.)
History: P.A. 93-228 added Subsec. (b) re commissioner of administrative servicesâ€™ regulatory power and designated existing language as Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 1993; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 04-2 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical changes and to delete provision re S.A. 81-22, and added Subsec. (c) to vest Commissioner of Administrative Services with sole authority for establishing procedures for executive branch agencies re state workersâ€™ compensation program, except mandatory collective bargaining re modified or alternative duty, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 12-205 amended Subsec. (b) to delete provision re adoption of regulations establishing fees payable by the state, effective July 1, 2012; P.A. 15-182 amended Subsec. (b) to delete provision re state not to make payment to facility owned in whole or in part by referring practitioner, effective July 1, 2015.
Cited. 220 C. 915; Id., 920.