SEC. 71-3-1. Citation; purpose; construction.
This chapter shall be known and cited as "Workers' Compensation Law," and shall be administered by the workers' compensation commission, hereinafter referred to as the "commission," cooperating with other state and federal authorities for the prevention of injuries and occupational diseases to workers and, in event of injury or occupational disease, their rehabilitation or restoration to health and vocational opportunity; and this chapter shall be fairly construed according to the law and the evidence.
Wherever used in this chapter, or in any other statute or rule or regulation affecting the former workmen's compensation law and any of its functions or duties:
(a) The words "workmen's compensation" shall mean "workers' compensation"; and
(b) the word "commission" shall mean the workers' compensation commission.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 6998-01; Laws, 1948, ch. 354, Sec. 1; 1960, ch. 275; 1968, ch. 559, Sec. 1; reenacted without change, 1982, ch. 473, Sec. 1; 1984, ch. 408; reenacted without change, 1990, ch. 405, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1990.