Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 8. Disability Retirement Benefits

Medical Examination Of Disability Retiree -- Cancellation Of Benefit

19-13-804. Medical examination of disability retiree -- cancellation of benefit. (1) The board, in its discretion, may require the recipient of a disability retirement benefit to undergo a medical examination. The examination must be made by a board-approved physician or surgeon at a place mutually agreed on by the board, the disabled member, and the physician or surgeon and at the board's expense. Upon the basis of the examination, the board shall determine, by reason of physical or mental capacity, whether the recipient can perform the essential elements of the position held by the recipient when the recipient retired.

(2) If the board determines that the recipient is not incapacitated, if the recipient refuses to submit to a medical examination, or if, when a position is available, the recipient cannot be reinstated under 19-13-805 for reasons unrelated to the disability, the recipient's disability retirement benefit must be canceled. The board shall notify the recipient of this determination and the cancellation of the recipient's benefit.

(3) The cancellation of a disability retirement benefit because a member is no longer incapacitated does not prejudice any right of the member to a service retirement benefit.

History: En. Sec. 41, Ch. 566, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 226, Ch. 265, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 25, Ch. 412, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 36, Ch. 370, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 32, Ch. 283, L. 2009.