Workers' Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2022
Workers' compensation fraud unit.
Sec. 31-290d. Workersâ€™ compensation fraud unit.
(a) There shall be a workersâ€™ compensation fraud unit within the office of the Chief Stateâ€™s Attorney in the Division of Criminal Justice. The unit, under the supervision of the Chief Stateâ€™s Attorney, may, upon receipt of a complaint, at the request of the chairman of the Workersâ€™ Compensation Commission or on its own initiative, investigate cases of alleged fraud involving any claim for benefits, any receipt or payment of benefits, or the insurance or self-insurance of liability under sections 31-275 to 31-355a, inclusive. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the Chief Stateâ€™s Attorney shall take appropriate action to enforce the laws of this state.
(b) The workersâ€™ compensation fraud unit shall submit a quarterly report detailing its activities to the chairman and the Advisory Board of the Workersâ€™ Compensation Commission and to the Insurance Commissioner.
(c) The cost of the workersâ€™ compensation fraud unit shall be appropriated by the General Assembly as an expense of the Workersâ€™ Compensation Commission and shall be paid from the Workersâ€™ Compensation Administration Fund established under section 31-344a. The unit shall not engage in nor be assigned any duties or responsibilities other than those authorized by or necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
(P.A. 92-173; P.A. 00-211, S. 2.)
History: P.A. 00-211 amended Subsec. (b) to require quarterly reports to be submitted to the Insurance Commissioner.
No indication that legislature intended statutes authorizing penalties for workersâ€™ compensation fraud to encompass sanctions against employees for misrepresentations on employment applications. 244 C. 781.