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§ 717. Service of notices and copies; record of

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Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 77 P.S. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 6. Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Procedure Before Board, Department or Referee in General (Refs & Annos)
77 P.S. § 717
§ 717. Service of notices and copies; record of
All notices and copies to which any parties shall be entitled under the provisions of this article shall be served by mail, or in such manner as the department shall direct. For the purposes of this article any notice or copy shall be deemed served on the date when mailed, properly stamped and addressed, and shall be presumed to have reached the party to be served; but any party may show by competent evidence that any notice or copy was not received, or that there was an unusual or unreasonable delay in its transmission through the mails. In any such case proper allowance shall be made for the party's failure within the prescribed time to assert any right given him by this act.
The department, the secretary of the board, and every referee1 shall keep a careful record of the date of mailing every notice and copy required by this act to be served on the parties in interest.


1915, June 2, P.L. 736, No. 338, art. IV, § 408. Renumbered as § 406 and amended by 1919, June 26, P.L. 642, § 6. Reenacted and amended 1937, June 4, P.L. 1552, No. 323, § 1; 1939, June 21, P.L. 520, No. 281, § 1. Amended 1972, Feb. 8, P.L. 25, No. 12, § 3.


Reference to “referee” deemed to be reference to “workers' compensation judge”, pursuant to 1996, June 24, P.L. 350, No. 57, § 31.
77 P.S. § 717, PA ST 77 P.S. § 717
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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