Labor and Labor Relations
Workers' CompensationReport of Injuries
§ 28-32-5 Disclosure and use of contents
(a) No report, or part of a copy of a report, shall be open to the public, or
shall any of its contents be disclosed in any manner, or be permitted to become
known, by any officer or employee of the state or other person having access to
it, but the reports shall be used for state investigation, including
investigations by the workers' compensation fraud unit pursuant to section
42-16.1-12, and statistics only, and those statistics shall in no way disclose
the identity of the employer making the report.
(b) Any person who violates the provisions of this section
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished
by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense, and if
the offender is an officer or employee of the state, he or she shall be
dismissed from the office and shall be subsequently ineligible to hold an
office under the state for a period of one year.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 6, § 5; P.L. 1915, ch. 1268, § 1; G.L.
1923, ch. 92, art. 6, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 6, § 5; P.L.
1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-32-5; P.L. 2000, ch. 491, §