(A) All eligible permanent employees in active pay status whose salary or wage is paid directly by warrant of the director of budget and management shall be eligible for disability leave benefits as established in Chapter 123:1-33 of the Administrative Code.
(B) All or any portion of the cost, premium or charges for the benefits provided by the state employee disability leave benefit fund shall be paid by the state. The director may establish a premium contribution rate based on a per cent of each appointing authority's payroll of eligible employees. The director may also consider previous withdrawals from the fund by appointing authorities in determining each appointing authority's premium contribution rate.
(C) The director shall determine eligibility of all employees for disability leave benefits and the termination of disability leave benefits.