_________ Bill No. _______

Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act revising the law governing compliance with medical treatment for workers' compensation purposes; and amending section

39-71-1106, MCA."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Section 39-71-1106, MCA, is amended to read:

"39-71-1106.   Compliance with medical treatment required -- termination of compensation benefits for noncompliance. An insurer that provides 14 days' notice to the worker and the department may terminate any compensation benefits that the worker is receiving until the worker cooperates, if the insurer believes that the worker is unreasonably refusing:

(1)  to cooperate with a managed care organization or treating physician;

(2)  to submit to medical treatment recommended by the treating physician, except for invasive procedures; or

(3)  to provide access to health care information to medical providers, the insurer, or an agent of the insurer."