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Workers' Compensation Court
Rules of Practice

 

I. GENERAL RULES
   1.1 Adoption of Rules – Application
   1.2 Powers of Administrative Judge 
   1.3 Mandatory Electronic Filing 
   1.4 Definitions 
   1.5 Service of Petition 
   1.6 Language Assistance Notice 
   1.7 Electronic Filing of Documents 
   1.8 Clerk Review: Acceptance/Rejection Procedure
   1.9 Agreements and Stipulations 
   1.10 Withdrawal of Attorneys
   1.11 Relief from Error in Decrees or Orders - Clerical Mistakes

II. TRIAL
    2.1 Calendar 
    2.2 Hearing 
    2.3 Pretrial Conference – Failure to Appear 
    2.4 Initial Hearing
    2.5 Docketing 
    2.6 Trial Dates 
    2.7 Continuance 
    2.8 Continued Case Status 
    2.9 Excusal of Attorney 
    2.10 Examination and Cross-examination 
    2.11 Subpoena for Attendance of Witnesses – Forms – Issuance 
    2.12 Service of Subpoena
    2.13 Depositions in Pending Actions 
    2.14 Default – Refusal to Make Discovery – Consequences 
    2.15 Argument 
    2.16 Amendment of Pleadings 
    2.17 Motions 
    2.18 Notice of Filing
    2.19 Notice of Decisions 
    2.20 Decrees 
    2.21 Testimony 
    2.22 Petitions
    2.23 Dismissal/Withdrawal of Actions 
    2.24 Reports of Court Appointed Impartial Medical Examiners 
    2.25 Affidavit of the Treating Physician 
    2.26 Settlements                                                               
    2.27 Signing of Pleadings, Motions, and other Papers – Sanctions 
    2.28 Procedure and Order of Trial 
    2.29 Anniversary Review 
    2.30 Appellate Review of Decisions by the Department of Labor and Training and the
           Medical Advisory Board 
    2.31 Approval of Rehabilitation Program 
    2.32 Insurance Coverage Disputes 
    2.33 Procedure Regarding Stop Work Orders Pursuant to G.L. 1956 § 28-36-15(i) 
    2.34 Appeals from Determinations of the Retirement Board Pursuant to G.L. 1956
           § 45-21.2-9

III. RECORDS
    3.1 Hours 
    3.2 Proof of Filing 
    3.3 Briefs and Memoranda  
    3.4 Withdrawal of Evidence 
    3.5 Amendment of Records 
    3.6 Information Required on Petitions and Other Documents 
    3.7 Presentation of Documents for Entry and Signature

IV.  APPEALS
    4.1 Filing of Claim of Appeal 
    4.2 Transcript on Appeal 
    4.3 Failure to Perfect Appeal 
    4.4 Extension of Time 
    4.5 Practice on Appeal 
    4.6 Decrees of Appellate Division 
    4.7 Review by Supreme Court – Procedure

V. PRO HAC VICE
    5.1 Out-of-state Counsel

VI. RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
    6.1 Electronic Filing  
    6.2 Composition 
    6.3 Authority 
    6.4 Meetings 
    6.5 Immunity 
    6.6 Protocols and Standards of Treatment 
    6.7 Impartial Medical Examiners and Independent Health Care Review Teams 
    6.8 Disqualification of Health Care Providers 
    6.9 Preferred Provider Networks (PPN)
 

Rules of Practice
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