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SECTION 141
General powers and duties of the chair
Workers' Compensation (WKC) CHAPTER 67, ARTICLE 8
§ 141. General powers and duties of the chair. The chair shall be the
administrative head of the workers' compensation board and shall
exercise the powers and perform the duties in relation to the
administration of this chapter heretofore vested in the commissioner of
labor by chapter fifty of the laws of nineteen hundred twenty-one, and
acts amendatory thereof, and by this chapter excepting article six
thereof, and except in so far as such powers and duties are vested by
this chapter in the workers' compensation board. The chair shall preside
at all meetings of the board and shall appoint all committees and panels
of the board; shall designate the times and places for the hearing of
claims under this chapter and shall perform all administrative functions
of the board as in this chapter set forth. The chair, in the name of the
board, shall enforce all the provisions of this chapter, and may make
administrative regulations and orders providing for the receipt,
indexing and examining of all notices, claims and reports, for the
giving of notice of hearings and of decisions, for certifying of
records, for the fixing of the times and places for the hearing of
claims, and for providing for the conduct of hearings and establishing
of calendar practice to the extent not inconsistent with the rules of
the board. The chair shall issue and may revoke certificates of
authorization of physicians, chiropractors and podiatrists as provided
in sections thirteen-a, thirteen-k and thirteen-1 of this chapter, and
licenses for medical bureaus and x-ray and other laboratories under the
provisions of section thirteen-c of this chapter, issue stop work orders
as provided in section one hundred forty-one-a of this article, and
shall have and exercise all powers not otherwise provided for herein in
relation to the administration of this chapter heretofore expressly
conferred upon the commissioner of labor by any of the provisions of
this chapter, or of the labor law. The chair, on behalf of the workers'
compensation board, shall enter into the agreement provided for in
section one hundred seventy-one-h of the tax law, and shall take such
other actions as may be necessary to carry out the agreement provided
for in such section for matching beneficiary records of workers'
compensation with information provided by employers to the state
directory of new hires for the purposes of verifying eligibility for
such benefits and for administering workers' compensation.