Within seven calendar days, not including Sundays and legal holidays, of receipt of
notice of any injury alleged to have arisen out of and in the course of employment
which incapacitates an employee from earning full wages for a period of five or more
calendar days, the employer shall furnish notice of the injury to the division of
administration, the employee and insurer. The notice shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the division and shall contain
the name and nature of the business of the employer, the name, age, sex, and occupation
of the injured employee, and the date, nature, circumstances and cause of the injury
and such additional information as the division shall prescribe.
The commissioner may require employers with those standard industry codes with the
highest number of injuries or claims to provide proof of insurance coverage as required
by this chapter. The commissioner may utilize information provided by the department of unemployment
assistance and the department of revenue to ascertain the addresses of the employers
with such industry codes.
Additional reports may be required from employers, insurers and medical services providers
with respect to such injury and of the condition of such employee, including copies
of medical, hospital, and rehabilitation reports and records, and the payments made
or to be made for compensation shall be filed with the division of administration
at such times and in such manner as the division may prescribe.
The division of administration shall prepare statistical summaries of reports filed
under this section.
The provisions of this section shall apply also to the head of each employing board,
commission and department of the commonwealth and of the several counties, cities,
towns and districts subject to the provisions of section sixty-nine and copies of the report hereby required shall be furnished to the appropriate retirement
board, if any, and to the agent set forth in section seventy-five or the insurer, if any.
Any person who violates the provision of this section three or more times in any year
shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars for each such violation. Each failure to pay a fine within thirty days of receipt of a bill from the department
shall be considered a separate violation.
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