Workers' Compensation Administrative Regulations


While statutes prescribe what the workers' compensation system does, how benefits are provided to injured workers, and what administrative work must occur to run the system, often it is an administrative regulation that specifies the details participants in the system must follow. While regulations are not statutes, they do carry the force of law, second only to the statutes themselves.


Regulations regarding Establishment and Administration of Safety and Health Committees at Work Sites:

Sec. 31-40v-1. Purpose and scope.

Sec. 31-40v-2. Definitions.

Sec. 31-40v-3. Establishment of committees.

Sec. 31-40v-4. Committee membership and composition.

Sec. 31-40v-5. Frequency of meetings.

Sec. 31-40v-6. Recordkeeping.

Sec. 31-40v-7. Compensation.

Sec. 31-40v-8. Duties and functions.

Sec. 31-40v-9. Training.

Sec. 31-40v-10. Pre-existing committees.

Sec. 31-40v-11. Construction.


Regulations regarding Preliminary Act and Acts in Preparation for Work and Employee’s Place of Abode:

Sec. 31-275-1. Definitions.


Regulations regarding Definitions Applicable to Department of Correction Employees:

Sec. 31-275-2. Definitions applicable to Department of Correction employees as required by Section 31-275(1)(G) of the Connecticut General Statutes.


Regulations regarding Claims Administration/Insurance and Self-Insurance (see also, Secs. 31-284-1 through 31-284-20, below):

Sec. 31-279-1. Claims administration.


Regulations regarding Assignment and Postponement of Hearings and the Authority of Claims Personnel:

Sec. 31-279-2. Attendance at hearings.

Sec. 31-279-3. Request for continuance.

Sec. 31-279-4. Basis for decision.

Sec. 31-279-5. Voluntary agreements and stipulations.

Sec. 31-279-6. Assignment of hearings.

Sec. 31-279-7. List of approved physicians. (Omitted) See, Sec. 31-280-1, below.

Sec. 31-279-8. Fees for professional services. (Omitted) See, Sec. 31-280-2 and Sec. 31-280-3, below.


Regulations regarding Obligations of Attending Physician:

Sec. 31-279-9. Obligations of attending physician.


Regulations regarding Medical Care Plans:

Sec. 31-279-10. Medical care plans.


Regulations regarding Notice to Employees:

Sec. 31-279(b)-1. Statutory notice to employees.

Sec. 31-279(b)-2. Type size on notice.

Sec. 31-279(b)-3. Posting requirement.

Sec. 31-279(b)-4. Policy revisions.

Sec. 31-279(b)-5. Effective date.


Regulations regarding Approved Physicians and Other Practitioners:

Sec. 31-280-1. List of approved physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, optometrists and dentists; standards for approval and removal from the list.


Regulations regarding Practitioner Fee Schedule:

Sec. 31-280-2. Practitioner fee schedule.

Sec. 31-280-3. Definitions; Practitioner Fee Schedule; Medical Advisory Board; Practitioner Billing and Payment Guidelines; Dispute Resolution.


Regulations regarding Structure and Operation of Workers’ Rehabilitation Programs:

Sec. 31-283a-1. Definitions.

Sec. 31-283a-2. Vocational rehabilitation benefit eligibility.

Sec. 31-283a-3. Vocational rehabilitation programs and benefits provided to eligible employees: Vocational evaluation; Employment capabilities determination; Determination of employment objective; Establishment and structure of vocational rehabilitation plan; Job placement; Vocational counseling.

Sec. 31-283a-4. Rehabilitation allowance payments: Eligibility; Schedule of payments; Termination of payments.

Sec. 31-283a-5. Discontinuance of benefits: Maintenance of benefits; Procedure for vocational rehabilitation plan termination.

Sec. 31-283a-6. Contested vocational rehabilitation cases. Appeal process: Notice of appeal; Appeal procedure.


Regulations regarding Self-Insurance Certification (see also, Sec. 31-279-1, above):

Sec. 31-284-1. Definitions.

Sec. 31-284-2. Application process: Application Filing; Application Form; Insurance; Certificate of Self-Insurance.

Sec. 31-284-3. Partial self-insurance.

Sec. 31-284-4. Delayed start-up.

Sec. 31-284-5. Decisions of the commission.

Sec. 31-284-6. Evaluation factors.

Sec. 31-284-7. Reconsideration.

Sec. 31-284-8. Security requirements.

Sec. 31-284-9. Guarantee of liabilities.

Sec. 31-284-10. Excess insurance.

Sec. 31-284-11. Reporting requirements: Financial Reports.

Sec. 31-284-12. Claims reporting requirements.

Sec. 31-284-13. Reserves.

Sec. 31-284-14. Additional reporting requirements.

Sec. 31-284-15. Renewal applications.

Sec. 31-284-16. Termination of self-insured status.

Sec. 31-284-17. Assessments.

Sec. 31-284-18. New regulation grace period.

Sec. 31-284-19. Severability.

Sec. 31-284-20. Grandfathered employers.


Regulations regarding Voluntary Agreements:

Sec. 31-296-1. Voluntary agreements.

Sec. 31-296-2. Undetermined liability.


Regulations regarding Preclusion of Compensation Liability (see also, 31-294c):

Sec. 31-297(b)-1. Motion to Preclude.


Regulations regarding Appeal from Compensation Commissioner (CRB Appeal Procedure):

Sec. 31-301-1. Appeal.

Sec. 31-301-2. Reasons of Appeal.

Sec. 31-301-3. Finding.

Sec. 31-301-4. Correction of Finding.

Sec. 31-301-5. Evidence to be Filed by Appellee.

Sec. 31-301-6. Assignable Errors.

Sec. 31-301-7. Duty of Commissioner on Appeal.

Sec. 31-301-8. Function of Compensation Review Division.

Sec. 31-301-9. Additional Evidence.

Sec. 31-301-10. Pro Forma Award.

Sec. 31-301-11. Motion to Correct Not Reserved.

PETITION FOR REVIEW. (Illustration of Form)