Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions

False Statement On Employment Questionnaire

39-71-108. False statement on employment questionnaire. (1) A false statement made by an employee in an employer-provided written questionnaire calling for the disclosure of an employee's medical condition that is relevant to the essential functions of the job following a conditional offer of employment bars all wage-loss or medical benefits under this chapter if all of the following conditions are met:

(a) the employee knowingly or willfully, by omission or commission, makes a false representation regarding the employee's physical condition that is relevant to the essential functions of the job;

(b) the employer relies on the false representation and that reliance is a contributing factor in the hiring of the employee; and

(c) there is a causal connection between the falsely represented condition and the injury or occupational disease for which wage-loss or medical benefits are claimed.

(2) The employee has the right to petition the workers' compensation court after satisfying the mediation requirements of this chapter if the employee disagrees with a decision to terminate benefits or bar benefits as provided under subsection (1).

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 63, L. 2021.