2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 85A. Administrative Workers' Compensation System
§85A-124. Transfers from Workers' Compensation Court.

85A OK Stat § 85A-124 (2014) What's This?

A. 1. All unexpended funds, assets, property, records, personnel and any outstanding financial obligations and encumbrances of the Workers' Compensation Court before February 1, 2014, are hereby transferred to the Workers' Compensation Commission. The personnel transferred shall retain leave, sick and annual time earned and any retirement and longevity benefits which have accrued during their employment with the state. The salaries of employees who are transferred shall not be reduced as a direct and immediate result of the transfer. There shall be no reduction-in-force as a result of the transfer.

2. Any unexpended funds, including interest thereon, held by the State Treasurer in an interest-bearing division special account maintained by the Workers' Compensation Court before February 1, 2014, from which a self-insured employer's workers' compensation obligations are paid following nonpayment by the self-insured employer for any reason, including insolvency, shall be transferred to the Workers' Compensation Commission. Such funds shall be expended by the Commission only for the purpose of paying workers' compensation obligations of the self-insured employer, and costs related to the administration of such obligations, to the extent of the availability of such funds.

B. 1. All unexpended funds, assets, property, and records and any outstanding financial obligations and encumbrances of the Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board before February 1, 2014, are hereby transferred to the Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board created in the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act.

2. Any unexpended funds, including interest thereon, held by the State Treasurer in the Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Guaranty Fund before February 1, 2014, shall be transferred to the Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board created by the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act. Such funds shall be expended by the Board only as authorized in the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act.

3. Any claim existing or action or proceeding pending by, against or before the Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board when the Board ceased existence may be continued as if the Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board was not created, or the Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board may be substituted in the matter. The Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board shall be responsible and liable for all liabilities and obligations of the Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Guaranty Fund Board.

C. All property and records of the Physician Advisory Committee before February 1, 2014, are hereby transferred to the Physician Advisory Committee created in the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act.

D. All property and records of the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation before February 1, 2014, are hereby transferred to the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation created in the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act.

E. All unexpended funds, assets, property, records, personnel and any outstanding financial obligations and encumbrances of the Multiple Injury Trust Fund before February 1, 2014, are hereby transferred to the Multiple Injury Trust Fund created in the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act. The personnel transferred shall retain leave, sick and annual time earned and any retirement and longevity benefits which have accrued during their employment with the state. The salaries of employees who are transferred shall not be reduced as a direct and immediate result of the transfer. There shall be no reduction-in-force as a result of the transfer.

F. The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services is hereby directed to coordinate the transfer of funds, allotments, purchase orders, outstanding financial obligations or encumbrances provided for in subsections A and E of this section, and the transfer of funds, outstanding financial obligations or encumbrances provided for in subsection B of this section.

Added by Laws 2013, c. 208, § 167, eff. Feb. 1, 2014. Amended by Laws 2014, c. 169, § 7, emerg. eff. April 25, 2014.

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