5229.0100 Definitions


Published: 2015

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5229.0100 DEFINITIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Scope.

For the purpose of parts 5229.0100 to 5229.0700, the following terms have the meanings given them.


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Subp. 2.

Administrator.

"Administrator" means the administrator of the apportionment arbitration process.


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Subp. 3.

Arbitrator.

"Arbitrator" means that person who makes the final determination in an arbitration under this chapter.


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Subp. 4.

Arbitration advisor.

"Arbitration advisor" means that person selected by a party to an arbitration under this chapter to offer advice and counsel to the arbitrator during the course of an arbitration.


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Subp. 5.

Employer/insurer.

"Employer/insurer" means an employer within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 176, and that employer's insurer for workers' compensation liability and includes the special compensation fund when it is representing an uninsured employer. The term does not include a self-insured employer.


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Subp. 6.

Neutral physician.

"Neutral physician" means the physician who in the parties' or arbitrator's opinion will render an independent assessment on apportionment.


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Subp. 7.

Panel.

"Panel" means the arbitrator and the arbitration advisors, if any.


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Subp. 8.

Roster.

"Roster" means the list of those nominated to act as apportionment arbitrators under this chapter who meet the requirements and are nominated.


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Subp. 9.

Self-insured employer.

"Self-insured employer" means an employer within the meaning of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 176, that has been permitted to self-insure for workers' compensation liability pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 176.181, subdivision 2.