§23-2C-20. Claims administration issues.
(a) A self-insured employer shall continue to comply with rules promulgated by the board of managers governing the self-administration of its claims and the successor to the commission shall also comply with the rules promulgated by the board of managers governing the self-administration of claims.

(b) The successor to the commission, any other private carrier and any employer that self-insures its risk and self-administers its claims shall exercise all authority and responsibility granted to the commission in this chapter and provide notices of action taken to effect the purposes of this chapter to provide benefits to persons who have suffered injuries or diseases covered by this chapter. The successor to the commission, private carriers and self-insured employers shall at all times be bound and shall comply fully with all of the provisions of this chapter. Furthermore, all of the provisions contained in article four of this chapter pertaining to disability and death benefits are binding on and shall be strictly adhered to by the successor to the commission, private carriers and the self-insured employer in their administration of claims presented by employees of the self-insured employer.

(c) Upon termination of the commission, the Occupational Pneumoconiosis Board shall be transferred to the Insurance Commissioner and shall be administered by the Insurance Commissioner. The company and other private carriers shall have all authority and responsibility granted to the self-insured employers in the administration and processing of occupational pneumoconiosis claims.

(d) Upon termination of the commission, all claims allocation responsibilities shall transfer from the commission to the Insurance Commissioner.

(e) Upon termination of the commission, the third-party administrator of the Old Fund shall have all administrative and adjudicatory authority vested in the commission in administering old law liabilities and otherwise processing and deciding old law claims.