Nev. Admin. Code § 616B.769 - Permanent physical impairment: "Written records" interpreted; satisfaction of requirement of proof of employer's knowledge

Current through August 4, 2021

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, as used in NRS 616B.587, the Administrator interprets the term "written records" to include:
(a) Any written documentation kept by the employer in the ordinary course of business:
(1) Contemporaneously with the hiring of the injured employee.
(2) During the continued employment of the injured employee and before the date of the subsequent injury.
(b) Any other written documentation if the Administrator determines that the written documentation constitutes an objective record of the employer's knowledge of the injured employee's preexisting permanent physical impairment:
(1) At the time the employer hired the injured employee.
(2) During the continued employment of the injured employee and before the date of the subsequent injury.
(3) At any time before the employee suffered the subsequent injury for which reimbursement is being requested.
2. An affidavit, letter, declaration or other document regarding the preexisting impairment which is prepared after the subsequent injury does not satisfy the requirement of proof of the employer's knowledge that the injured employee suffered from a preexisting permanent physical impairment.
3. To satisfy the requirement set forth in subsection 4 of NRS 616B.587 that the private carrier establish by written records that the employer had knowledge of the preexisting permanent physical impairment of the injured employee, the private carrier must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the contemporaneous written records show that:
(a) The employer had knowledge of the preexisting permanent physical impairment of the injured employee at the time the employee was hired; or
(b) The employer:
(1) Became aware of the preexisting permanent physical impairment of the injured employee after the employee was hired and before the date of the subsequent injury; and
(2) Continued to employ the employee notwithstanding the employer's knowledge of the preexisting permanent physical impairment.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 616B.769
Added to NAC by Div. of Industrial Relations by R132-14, eff. 6-28-2016

NRS 616A.400, 616B.584, 616B.587, 616B.590

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