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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 30. Alaska Workers' Compensation Act
- Section 125. Administrative Review of Compensation Order.
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AS 23.30.125. Administrative Review of Compensation Order.
- (a) A compensation order becomes effective when filed with the office of the board as provided in AS 23.30.110, and, unless proceedings to reconsider, suspend, or
set aside the order are instituted as provided in this chapter, the order becomes final on the 31st day after it is filed.
- (b) Notwithstanding other provisions of law, a decision or order of the board is subject to review by
the commission as provided in this chapter.
- (c) If a compensation order is not in accordance with law or fact, the order may be suspended or
set aside, in whole or in part, through proceedings in the commission brought by a party in interest against all other
parties to the proceedings before the board. The payment of the amounts required by an award may not be stayed pending a
final decision in the proceeding unless, upon application for a stay, the commission, on hearing, after not less than
three days' notice to the parties in interest, allows the stay of payment, in whole or in part, where the party filing
the application would otherwise suffer irreparable damage. Continuing future periodic compensation payments may not be
stayed without a showing by the appellant of irreparable damage and the existence of the probability of the merits of
the appeal being decided adversely to the recipient of the compensation payments. The order of the commission allowing a
stay must contain a specific finding, based upon evidence submitted to the commission and identified by reference to the
evidence, that irreparable damage would result to the party applying for a stay and specifying the nature of the damage.
- (d) Proceedings for reconsidering, suspending, setting aside, or enforcing a compensation order,
whether rejecting a claim or making an award, may not be instituted, except as provided in this chapter.
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