2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:1533 — Self-insurance fund


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§1533. Self-Insurance Fund

A. There is hereby created in the Department of the Treasury a special fund to be known as the "Self-Insurance Fund". The fund shall consist of all premiums paid by state agencies under the state's risk management program as established by this Chapter, the investment income earned from such premiums and commissions retained as provided by Title 39. This fund shall be used only for the payment of losses incurred by state agencies under the self-insurance program, premiums for insurance obtained through commercial carriers, administrative expenses associated with the management of the state's risk, law enforcement officers and firemen's survivors benefits as provided for in R.S. 33:1981(C) and 2201(C), the payment of losses incurred by the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:831(J), the payment of losses incurred by the Capital Area Human Services District in accordance with R.S. 46:2666, the payment of losses incurred by the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:856, the payment of losses incurred by the Metropolitan Human Services District in accordance with R.S. 28:866, the payment of losses incurred by the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:876, and the funding of the legal services, such funds to be administered by the commissioner of administration.

NOTE: Subsection A as amended by Acts 2006, No. 449, §3, eff. upon appropriation of funds. See Acts 2006, No. 449, §4.

A. There is hereby created in the Department of the Treasury a special fund to be known as the "Self-Insurance Fund". The fund shall consist of all premiums paid by state agencies under the state's risk management program as established by this Chapter, the investment income earned from such premiums and commissions retained as provided by Title 39. This fund shall be used only for the payment of losses incurred by state agencies under the self-insurance program, premiums for insurance obtained through commercial carriers, administrative expenses associated with the management of the state's risk, law enforcement officers and firemen's survivors benefits as provided for in R.S. 33:1981(C) and 2201(C), the payment of losses incurred by the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:831(J), the payment of losses incurred by the Capital Area Human Services District in accordance with R.S. 46:2666, the payment of losses incurred by the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:856, the payment of losses incurred by the Metropolitan Human Services District in accordance with R.S. 28:866, the payment of losses incurred by the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:876, the payment of losses incurred by the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority in accordance with R.S. 28:876, and the funding of the legal services, such funds to be administered by the commissioner of administration.

B. The representation of the state and state agencies in all claims covered by the Self-Insurance Fund, and in all tort claims whether or not covered by the Self-Insurance Fund, shall be provided by the attorney general or by private legal counsel appointed by the attorney general, with the concurrence of the commissioner of administration in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 49:258. The attorney general shall be reimbursed for all reasonable costs incurred in providing the necessary legal services. The preceding sentence shall not be interpreted to prevent direct payment by the office of risk management of private legal counsel and vendors. The fund shall be used for no other purposes. The office of risk management shall maintain separate accounts for each of the insurance categories.

Added by Acts 1980, No. 520, §1, eff. July 1, 1980; Acts 1988, No. 448, §3, eff. July 1, 1988; Acts 1989, No. 308, §2; Acts 1992, No. 385, §1; Acts 1995, No. 723, §3, eff. June 21, 1995; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 54, §3; Acts 2003, No. 594, §4, eff. June 27, 2003; Acts 2003, No. 846, §4, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2006, No. 449, §3, eff. June 15, 2006; Acts 2006, No. 631, §3, eff. June 23, 2006.

NOTE: Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 54, which amends §1533(A), provides that the provisions of Subsection A as amended therein will become effective upon the transfer of functions and employees from the Department of Health and Hospitals to the Capital Area Human Services District.

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