EXECUTIVE ORDER KBB 05-88

Emergency Suspension of Certain Workers’ Compensation
Laws ― Extends Executive Order No. KBB 05-52


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2005-52, issued on September 29, 2005, suspended portions of R.S. 23:1124 regarding consequences for failure to timely submit to a medical examination and portions of R.S. 23:1203(A) to the extent that such statute differentiates between in-state and out-of-state providers and facilities, due to the mass displacement of claimants across the state of Louisiana and the nation; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 2005-74, issued on October 25, 2005, extended the effective date until Monday, November 28, 2005; and

WHEREAS, the secretary of the Department of Labor has requested this Order be extended until February 28, 2006, due to the closure of offices in the parishes of Jefferson and Orleans;

NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1 Section 3 of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-52, issued on September 29, 2005, as amended by Executive Order No. KBB 2005-74, issued on October 25, 2005, is amended as follows:

This Order is effective upon signature and shall apply retroactively from Monday, August 29, 2005, through Sunday, January 1, 2006, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law prior to Sunday, January 1, 2006.

SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-52, issued on September 29, 2005, as amended by Executive Order No. KBB 2005-74, issued on October 25, 2005, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until Tuesday, February 28, 2006, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 21st day of November, 2005.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Al Ater
Secretary of State