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      RS 23:1306     


§1306. Employer reports

            A. Within ten days of actual knowledge of injury resulting in death or in lost time in excess of one week after the injury, the employer shall send a report to the insurer, if any, on a form prescribed by the assistant secretary, providing the following information:

            (1) The name, address, and business of the employer.

            (2) The name, Social Security number, street, mailing address, telephone number, and occupation of the employee.

            (3) The cause and nature of the injury or death.

            (4) The date, time, and the particular locality where the injury or death occurred.

            (5) The wages, as defined in R.S. 23:1021, the worker was earning at the time of the injury.

            (B)(1)(a) The insurer or the administrator of the employer's workers' compensation claims, upon receipt of the first report of injury, shall submit the data in electronic data interchange or EDI format to the office of workers' compensation administration at a frequency to be determined by the assistant secretary.

            (b) For the purposes of this Subsection, electronic data interchange or EDI format shall be based on the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) standards.

            (2)(a) Submissions after December 31, 2012, may be in the EDI format. Submissions after December 31, 2013, shall be in the EDI format.

            (b) Any new EDI format developed by the IAIABC shall be adopted for use at the discretion of the assistant secretary.

            C. All information and records pursuant to this Section shall be confidential and privileged, shall not be public records, and shall not be subject to subpoena. However, nothing in this Section shall prevent the use of such information or records for the compilation of statistical data wherein the identity of the individual or employer is not disclosed.

            Added by Acts 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, §1, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 2001, No. 1032, §9; Acts 2006, No. 44, §1, eff. May 16, 2006; Acts 2012, No. 141, §1.

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