Bill Summary for S 489 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT TO CLARIFY WHEN NOTICES OF CANCELLATION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION POLICIES ARE PRESUMED EFFECTIVE AND COMPLETE AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN THE DEPUTY OR MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION THAT HEARD THE PARTIES AT ISSUE AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND WITNESSES IS UNABLE TO DECIDE THE CASE AND ISSUE AN AWARD.Intro. by Bishop, Daniel, Clark.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Amends the long title.
Amends GS 58-36-105 (Certain workers' compensation insurance policy cancellations prohibited). Deletes the proposed provision that, within three business days of cancellation of a workers' compensation insurance policy under this statute, the insurer must provide notice by first-class mail to any person to whom the insurer has provided a certificate of insurance under GS 97-19.
Amends GS 97-84 (Determination of disputes by Commission or deputy). Provides that if a deputy or member of the NC Industrial Commission that heard a dispute is unable to determine the matters in dispute and issue an award, the Commission may assign another deputy or member to decide the case and issue an award. Makes a technical change. Effective when the bill becomes law, and applies to claims pending on or after the effective date of this act.
The remainder of the act is effective when it becomes law and applies to notices of cancellation of workers' compensation policies sent on or after that date.