Whenever hospital service is required to cure or to relieve an injured workman of
the effects of the injury or to restore the functions of the injured member or organ
or to provide treatment for occupational disease in accordance with the provisions
of the chapter hereby supplemented, the injured workman shall be entitled to hospital
service of a quality and character no less than that provided for patients receiving
services known as “semi-private” room care, and shall be entitled to such nursing
service as may be deemed proper by the treating physician, the expense thereof to
be paid or reimbursed, in accordance with the provisions of section 34:15-15 of the
Revised Statutes and chapter 207 of the laws of 1953, 1 by the employer. No hospital shall supply the injured workman with services of lesser quality or
character than “semi-private” room care if a “semi-private” room or a “private room”
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