TITLE 23. LABOR AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION

 CHAPTER 10. WORKERS' COMPENSATION

 PART I. SCOPE AND OPERATION

 SUBPART F. MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

 

23:1124   Refusal to submit to examination;  effect on right to compensation

 

If the employee refuses to submit himself to a medical examination at the behest of the employer or an examination conducted pursuant to R.S. 23:1123, or in anywise obstructs the same, his right to compensation and to take or prosecute any further proceedings under this Chapter may be suspended by the employer or payor until the examination takes place.  Such suspension of benefits by the employer or payor shall be made in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 23:1201.1(A)(4) and (5).  When the employee has filed a disputed claim, the employer or payor may move for an order to compel the employee to appear for an examination.  The employee shall receive at least fourteen days written notice prior to the examination.  When a right to compensation is suspended no compensation shall be payable in respect to the period of suspension.

 

Amended by Acts 1997, No. 393, § 1;  Acts 2013, No. 337, § 1.