04 NCAC 10A .0607          Discovery of Records and Reports

(a)  Upon written request, any party shall provide to the requesting party without cost, a copy of all medical, vocational and rehabilitation reports, employment records, Commission forms, and written communications with health care providers in its possession, within 30 days of the request, unless objection is made within that time period.  The duty to respond exists whether or not a request for hearing has been filed and is a continuing one, and any such reports and records that come into the possession of a party after receipt of a request pursuant to this Rule shall be provided to the requesting party within 15 days from the party's receipt of these reports and records.

(b)  Upon receipt of a request, a carrier or administrator for an employer's workers' compensation program shall inquire of the employer concerning the existence of records encompassed by the request.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 97-80(a); 97-80(b); 97-80(f);

Eff. January 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2014; June 1, 2000; March 15, 1995.