176.445 Compensation judges.
Notwithstanding section 176.011, subdivision 27, any provision in chapter 175 setting out general power of the commissioner, or any other law to the contrary:
(1) The chief compensation judge at the department is the administrator and supervisor of all dispute resolute functions and personnel, and reports directly to the commissioner.
(2) The commissioner may delegate authority only to compensation judges to make determinations under the procedure in sections 176.106, 176.238, and 176.239 and to approve settlements of claims under section 176.521. A compensation judge must preside at all workers' compensation settlement conferences conducted at the department.
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