39-71-441. Tribal employment coverage. The department may, as provided in Title 18, chapter 11, enter into an agreement with a tribal government to recognize, with the same effect as the exclusive remedy and benefits under plans No. 1, 2, and 3, tribal workers' compensation plans or self-insured plans that the department determines provide adequate coverage to persons who are:
(1) employed by an enrolled tribal member or by an association, business, corporation, or other entity at least 51% of which is owned by one or more enrolled tribal members; and
(2) working outside the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation.