72-501A. Rehabilitation division - Budget and expense - Composition and implementation.
(1) In order to assist in reducing the period of temporary disability resulting from an injury and to aid in restoring the injured employee to gainful employment with the least possible permanent physical impairment, the commission shall establish within the commission a rehabilitation division and adopt a program concerning itself with both physical and vocational rehabilitation, the latter of which shall include job placement.
(2) The commission is authorized to budget and expend for such rehabilitation program such funds as may be paid into the industrial administration fund or rehabilitation account thereof by a special premium tax provided by law for this purpose.
(3) The composition of the rehabilitation division and implementation of the rehabilitation program shall be in the discretion of the commission with the counsel, advice, cooperation and expertise of representatives of industry, labor, sureties and the legal and medical professions as well as institutions, hospitals and clinics having physical rehabilitation facilities and with the assistance of the state board for career technical education, when such board is carrying out the duties of chapter 23, title 33, Idaho Code.
[72-501A, added 1978, ch. 273, sec. 2, p. 637; am. 1999, ch. 329, sec. 42, p. 887; am. 2016, ch. 25, sec. 46, p. 63.]