Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 9. Subsequent Injury Received by Vocationally Handicapped

Effect Of Fund's Failure To Give Notification Of Its Intent To Dispute Liability -- Subsequent Notification By Fund Authorized

39-71-909. Effect of fund's failure to give notification of its intent to dispute liability -- subsequent notification by fund authorized. If the fund does not notify the insurer of its intent to dispute the payment of compensation, medical, and burial benefits, the insurer shall continue to make payments on behalf of the fund and shall be reimbursed by the fund for all benefits paid in excess of the insurer's liability. However, at any time subsequent to 104 weeks after the date of injury, the fund may notify the insurer of a dispute as to payment of benefits. The liability of the fund to reimburse the insurer shall be suspended 30 days thereafter until the controversy is determined.

History: En. 92-709.1 by Sec. 1, Ch. 254, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 92-709.1(7); amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 213, L. 1987.