§23-3-5. Authorization to require the electronic invoices and transfers.
(a) The workers' compensation commission shall on or before the thirty-first day of December, two thousand five, establish a program to require the acceptance of disbursements by electronic transfer from the workers' compensation fund to employers, vendors and all others lawfully entitled to receive such disbursements: Provided, That until the thirty-first day of December, two thousand five, claimants may not be required to accept the transfers but may elect to do so.

(b) The commission may establish a program to require payments of deposits, premiums and other funds into the workers' compensation fund by electronic transfer of funds.

(c) The commission may establish a program that invoices and other charges against the workers' compensation fund may be submitted to the commission by electronic means.

(d) Any program authorized by this section must be implemented through a rule promulgated by the board of managers.