39-71-615. Payment of medical claims without acceptance of liability. (1) An insurer may pay a medical claim that is based upon the report of a nonwage loss injury or occupational disease without the payments being construed as an acceptance of liability for the claim.
(2) An insurer shall, within 10 days of making payment under subsection (1), notify the worker of the payment of the medical claim without acceptance of liability.
(3) Upon written request by a worker for the payment of indemnity benefits or for a determination of liability, the insurer shall investigate the claim to determine liability for the injury or occupational disease under 39-71-606 or 39-71-608.