34:15-15.4. Designation of contact person by carrier, self-insured employer.
Every carrier and self-insured employer shall designate a contact person who is responsible for responding to issues concerning medical and temporary disability benefits where no claim petition has been filed or where a claim petition has not been answered. The full name, telephone number, address, e-mail address, and fax number of the contact person shall be submitted to the division. Any changes in information about the contact person shall be immediately submitted to the division as they occur. After an answer is filed with the division, the attorney of record for the respondent shall act as the contact person in the case. Failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall result in a fine of $2,500 for each day of noncompliance, payable to the Second Injury Fund.
The Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development shall, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), adopt regulations to implement the provisions of this act.
This act shall take effect immediately.
L.2008, c.96, s.2.