§23-1-17. Annual report by the Insurance Commissioner and
Occupational Pneumoconiosis Board.
Annually, on or about the fifteenth day of September in each
year, the Insurance Commissioner and the Occupational
Pneumoconiosis Board shall make a report as of the thirtieth day of
June addressed to the Governor, which shall include a statement of
the causes of the injuries for which the awards were made, an
explanation of the diagnostic techniques used by the Occupational
Pneumoconiosis Board and all examining physicians to determine the
presence of disease, the extent of impairment attributable thereto,
a description of the scientific support for the diagnostic
techniques and a summary of public and private research relating to
problems and prevention of occupational diseases. The report shall
include a detailed statement of all disbursements, and the
condition of the fund, together with any specific recommendations
for improvements in the Workers' Compensation law and for more
efficient and responsive administration of the Workers'
Compensation law, which the executive director considers
appropriate. Copies of all annual reports shall be filed with the
secretary of state and shall be made available to the Legislature
and to the public at large.