2020 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 616D - Industrial Insurance: Prohibited Acts; Penalties; Prosecution
NRS 616D.200 - Failure of employer to provide, secure and maintain compensation: Procedure for determination and appeal; penalty.
1. If the Administrator finds that an employer within the provisions of NRS 616B.633 has failed to provide and secure compensation as required by the terms of chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or chapter 617 of NRS or that the employer has provided and secured that compensation but has failed to maintain it, the Administrator shall make a determination thereon and may charge the employer an amount equal to the sum of:
(a) The premiums that would otherwise have been owed to a private carrier pursuant to the terms of chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or chapter 617 of NRS, as determined by the Administrator based upon the manual rates adopted by the Commissioner, for the period that the employer was doing business in this State without providing, securing or maintaining that compensation, but not to exceed 6 years; and
(b) Interest at a rate determined pursuant to NRS 17.130 computed from the time that the premiums should have been paid.
The money collected pursuant to this subsection must be paid into the Uninsured Employers’ Claim Account.
2. The Administrator shall deliver a copy of his or her determination to the employer. An employer who is aggrieved by the determination of the Administrator may appeal from the determination pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 616D.220.
3. Any employer within the provisions of NRS 616B.633 who fails to provide, secure or maintain compensation as required by the terms of chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or chapter 617 of NRS, shall be punished as follows:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), if it is a first offense, for a misdemeanor.
(b) If it is a first offense and, during the period the employer was doing business in this State without providing, securing or maintaining compensation, one of his or her employees suffers an injury arising out of and in the course of his or her employment that results in substantial bodily harm to the employee or the death of the employee, for a category C felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 5 years and by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $50,000.
(c) If it is a second or subsequent offense committed within 7 years after the previous offense, for a category C felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 5 years and by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $50,000.
4. In addition to any other penalty imposed pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection 3, the court shall order the employer to:
(a) Pay restitution to an insurer who has incurred costs as a result of the violation in an amount equal to the costs that have been incurred minus any costs incurred that have otherwise been recovered; and
(b) Reimburse the Uninsured Employers’ Claim Account for all payments made from the account on the employer’s behalf, including any benefits, administrative costs or attorney’s fees paid from the account, that have not otherwise been recovered pursuant to NRS 616C.220 or 617.401, or included in a civil judgment or a summary judgment entered pursuant to NRS 616C.223 or 617.4015.
5. Any criminal penalty imposed pursuant to subsections 3 and 4 must be in addition to the amount charged pursuant to subsection 1.
[32:168:1947; A 1949, 659; 1943 NCL § 2680.32] — (NRS A 1967, 636; 1981, 1498; 1991, 2426; 1993, 754; 1995, 1873; 1997, 568, 570, 1191, 1442, 1457, 3222, 3224; 1999, 228, 250, 658, 1730, 1738, 1739, 1799; 2001, 59, 2769; 2011, 895)