COVID-19 Legal Update: North Carolina
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
"The following diseases and conditions only shall be deemed to be occupational diseases within the meaning of this Article:... Any disease... which is proven to be due to causes and conditions which are characteristic of and peculiar to a particular trade, occupation or employment, but excluding all ordinary diseases of life to which the general public is equally exposed outside of the employment."" NC WC Act §97-53
Higgs v. Southeastern Cleaning Service, 122 N.C. App. 456, 470 S.E.2d 337 (1996) Carroll v. Town of Ayden, 160 N.C. App. 637, 586 S.E.2d 822 (2003)."
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
DOI Memo on Licensing & CE for Producers & Adjusters
April 3, 2020
DOI Guidelines for Submitting COVID-19 Filings
April 14, 2020
DOI Temporary Licensing Instructions
April 17, 2020
FAQs on DOI Extended Order
April 23, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Extends Reporting Deadline to 5/30/20
April 21, 2020
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Open. Policies for full hearings starting 6/1/20. Deputy Commissioner Hearings are resume in June 2020 via Webex. Full Commission Hearings will be telephonic.
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19?
Last Updated: 7/14/2020