Section 281-A:42-aa

    281-A:42-aa Compensation Appeals Advisory Board. –
I. There is hereby established a compensation appeals advisory board to advise the commissioner relative to candidates for the compensation appeals board, established in RSA 281-A:42-a. The board shall be composed of 5 members:
(a) One member representing labor, appointed by the commissioner from a list of nominees provided by the New Hampshire organized labor groups.
(b) One member representing business, appointed by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
(c) An attorney representing plaintiffs, appointed by the New Hampshire Association for Justice.
(d) An attorney representing defendants, appointed by the New Hampshire Bar Association.
(e) One member representing insurance, appointed by the New Hampshire Adjusters Association.
II. The term of office for each member of the board shall be for 3 years; provided, however, that of the members initially appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, 2 shall be appointed for 2 years, and 2 shall be appointed for 3 years. Three members shall constitute a quorum for conducting business. No member shall serve for more than 2 consecutive terms. Members of the board may be removed from office for cause pursuant to RSA 4:1. The board shall meet as required to carry out its responsibilities. There shall be no monetary compensation provided to members who serve on the board.
III. The commissioner of labor shall be the non-voting chair of the advisory board.
IV. The advisory board shall:
(a) Evaluate candidates for the compensation appeals board based upon the nominee's education, knowledge, and experience in the area of workers' compensation law.
(b) Submit names of qualified candidates to the commissioner.
(c) Receive complaints from the commissioner, pursuant to RSA 281-A:42-e, regarding current appeals board members.
(d) Distribute an anonymous questionnaire to participants who are involved in the appeals process.
V. The board shall develop procedures which the commissioner shall adopt by rule, under RSA 541-A, relative to the duties established under paragraph IV.

Source. 2003, 115:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2004. 2014, 21:1, eff. May 23, 2014.