Section 25-5-3

Secretary to prepare and distribute forms, etc.

The secretary shall prepare and cause to be printed, at the expense of the state, and to be paid for as other supplies are paid for, and upon request furnish free sample copies to any employer or employee the blank forms and literature as he or she shall deem requisite to facilitate or promote the efficient administration of Articles 2, 3, and 4 of this chapter, other than the papers relating to court proceedings. The secretary shall adopt and cause a standardized claim reimbursement form to be used by providers. The secretary shall also assist providers in developing a system for electronic reporting, billing, and payment in workers' compensation cases. Standardized claim reimbursement forms for physicians licensed to practice medicine and for other providers shall be approved by the secretary and the Workers' Compensation Medical Services Board. If the board and the secretary are unable to agree on a standardized claim reimbursement form for physicians within three months following May 19, 1992, then the form shall be established under Section 27-1-16.

(Code 1923, §7590; Acts 1939, No. 661, p. 1036, §10; Code 1940, T. 26, §265; Acts 1992, No. 92-537, p. 1082, §4.)