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44-5,101.Informational and educational materials; contents; language; distribution to insured and self-insured. (a) In order to provide Kansas employers and employees full and fair information about the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the workers compensation act, the director of workers compensation and the commissioner of insurance are hereby authorized and directed to prescribe the format and content of educational and informational materials to be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this act. The educational and informational materials shall be available in both English and Spanish language versions and shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, brief descriptions or statements about the following topics in nontechnical language:

(1) Basic purpose of the workers compensation law;

(2) employer responsibilities;

(3) employee responsibilities;

(4) general components of workers compensation benefits;

(5) determination and administration of workers compensation benefits;

(6) workers compensation insurance rating procedures, including available methods of appeal; and

(7) accident prevention and workplace safety.

(b) No policy or contract of workers compensation insurance, no self-insurance permit, and no renewal of any such policy, contract or permit shall be issued or delivered to an employer of this state unless a copy of the materials prescribed pursuant to subsection (a) accompanies the policy, contract, permit or renewal certificate.

History: L. 1993, ch. 286, § 7; July 1.



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