CHAPTER 66

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARD

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REVIEW OF AGREEMENTS OR AWARDS BY THE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARD.

Be it enacted by the General. Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2347, Title 19 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding new paragraphs at the end thereof to read as follows:

"Compensation payable to an employee, under the provisions of this chapter, shall not terminate until and unless the Board enters an award ending the payment of compensation after a hearing upon review of an agreement or award, provided that no petition for review, hearing or an order by the Board shall be necessary to terminate compensation where the parties to an award or an agreement consent to the termination. No petition for review shall be accepted by the Board unless it is accompanied by proof that a copy of the petition for review has been served by registered mail upon the other party to the agreement or award. Within five days after the filing of a petition for review, the Board shall notify each party concerned of the time, date and place scheduled for the hearing upon the petition."

"After the filing of a petition for review the compensation payable to an employee shall be paid by the employer to the Board. The Board shall retain the funds so paid until it enters an order upon the petition for review, after which it shall reimburse the employer or turn over the funds to the employee in accordance with the terms of the order."

Approved May 5, 1955.