[§393-17]  Exemption of certain employees.  (a)  In addition to the exemption specified in section 393-16, an employer shall be relieved of the employer's duty under section 393-11 with respect to any employee who has notified the employer, in the form specified by the director, that the employee is:

     (1)  Protected by health insurance or any prepaid health care plan established under any law of the United States;

     (2)  Covered as a dependent under a prepaid health care plan, entitling the employee to the health benefits required by this chapter;

     (3)  A recipient of public assistance or covered by a prepaid health care plan established under the laws of the State governing medical assistance.

     (b)  Employers receiving notice of a claim of exemption under this section shall notify the director of such claim in the form prescribed by the director. [L 1974, c 210, pt of §1; gen ch 1985]


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