§23-4C-2. Employers' excess liability fund established.
(a) To provide insurance coverage for employers subject to this chapter who may be subjected to liability for any excess of damages over the amount received or receivable under this chapter, the commission may continue the fund known as the employers' excess liability fund, which fund shall be separate from the workers' compensation fund. The employers' excess liability fund shall consist of premiums paid to it by employers who may voluntarily elect to subscribe to the fund for coverage of potential liability to any person who may be entitled to any excess of damages over the amount received or receivable under this chapter.

(b) The board of managers may provide for, by the promulgation of a rule pursuant to section one-a, article one of this chapter, the continuance, abolition or sale of the employers' excess liability fund established by section one of this article. In the event that the fund is to be sold, the sale shall be conducted through the solicitation of competitive bids. Any funds that remain after the sale or abolition of the employers' excess liability fund shall be paid into and become a part of the workers' compensation fund to be used for the purposes of that fund. In the event that the employers' excess liability fund program is abolished and the remaining liabilities of that program exceed the amount retained in the employers' excess liability fund, the excess liability including the costs of administration shall be paid for from the workers' compensation fund.