32.0535 Substitution of carrier for employer as liable party.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 32.0535]

(a) In order that the liability for compensation imposed by this chapter and Chapter 32.06 may be most effectively discharged by the employer, and that the administration of this chapter and Chapter 32.06 regarding such ability may be facilitated, the Commission shall by regulation provide for the discharge, by the carrier for an employer who is not a self-insurer, of the obligations and duties of the employer regarding the liability imposed by this chapter and Chapter 32.06 upon the employer as the Commission considers proper.

(b) For such purposes:

(1) Notice to or knowledge of an employer of the occurrence of the injury shall be notice to or knowledge of the carrier.

(2) Jurisdiction under this chapter and Chapter 32.06 over the employer by the commissioner, the Commission or any court shall be jurisdiction over the carrier.

(3) Any requirement by the Commissioner, the Commission or any court under any compensation order, finding or decision shall be binding upon the carrier in the same manner and to the same extent as upon the employer.

History: 1967, PL 10-15.