§28-32-5  Disclosure and use of contents of reports. –

Published: 2015

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Labor and Labor Relations


Workers' Compensation–Report of Injuries

SECTION 28-32-5

   § 28-32-5  Disclosure and use of contents

of reports. –

(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, §