§23-4-7b. Trial return to work; Insurance Commissioner to develop rules.

(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that it is in the interest of employees and employers that injured employees be encouraged to return to work as quickly as possible after an injury and that appropriate protections be afforded to injured employees who return to work on a trial basis.

(b) The Insurance Commissioner shall propose rules, as provided in section five, article two-c of this chapter, establishing criteria for providing employers the option of allowing employees, following an injury, to return to work on a trial basis and for the suspension of temporary total benefits during a period of trial return to work.