ASSEMBLY, No. 4412

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

212th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 18, 2007

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman NEIL M. COHEN

District 20 (Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Concerns jurisdiction over claims for reimbursement of certain payments or services related to workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning workers’ compensation and supplementing chapter 15 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    When payments for medical, surgical or hospital services are made by an insurance carrier or health benefits provider, other than payments made pursuant to workers’ compensation coverage, or medical, surgical or hospital services are provided by a health care provider, with respect to an injury or illness of an employee from an accident or exposure arising out of and in the course of employment, any claim for reimbursement by the carrier, health benefits provider or health care provider for the services or payments shall be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and the petitioner or respondent in any claim for workers’ compensation with respect to that injury or illness may join the carrier, health benefits provider or health care provider, on a motion, for the purposes of determining relationship, reasonableness, and necessity of the payments and services.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that if payments for medical, surgical or hospital services are made by an insurance carrier or health benefits provider, other than payments made pursuant to workers’ compensation coverage, or medical, surgical or hospital services are provided by a health care provider for an employee injury or illness resulting from a workplace accident or exposure, any claim for reimbursement by the carrier, health benefits provider or health care provider shall be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and the petitioner or respondent in any related workers’ compensation claim may join the carrier, health benefits provider or health care provider, on a motion, for the purposes of determining relationship, reasonableness, and necessity of the payments and services.