32.0505 Commission-Members.

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(a) The Workmen’s Compensation Commission, composed of 5 members, is created.

(b) It consists of a Commissioner, a medical officer, a law member, a fiscal member and an employee member, all to be appointed by the Governor.

(c) The Commission shall maintain and keep open, during reasonable business hours, an office for the transaction of business.

(d) If any member of the Commission is removed from office or for any reason ceases to act as a member, all of his official records and papers shall be transferred to his successor in office or to the Commission.

(e) No member or business associate of a member may appear as attorney in any proceedings under this chapter and Chapter 32.06. No member may act in any such case in which he is interested, or when he is employed by any party in interest or related to any party in interest by consanguinity or affinity within the third decree as determined by the common law.

(f) No member of the Commission shall receive compensation for services rendered under this chapter and Chapter 32.06, except for reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses incurred in the performance of duty.

History: 1967, PL 10-15.

Case Notes:

3 of 5 commissioners is majority.

Haleck v Scanlan. ASR (1978)

When the medical officer of the Workmen’s Compensation Commission was removed on the plaintiff’s own motion and in accordance with statute because the physician was an employee of ASG and ASG was a party to the proceedings, there is nonetheless substantial compliance with the statute. A.S.C.A. § 32.0505. Continental Insurance Co. v. Workmen’s Compensation Commission, 15 A.S.R.2d 130 (1990).