Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 10. Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Assistance

Termination Of Benefits For Noncooperation With Rehabilitation Provider -- Appeal

39-71-1032. Termination of benefits for noncooperation with rehabilitation provider -- appeal. (1) If an insurer believes that a worker is refusing unreasonably to cooperate with the rehabilitation provider, the insurer, with 14 days' written notice to the worker and the department, may terminate any benefits, except medical benefits and the impairment award, that the worker is receiving until the worker cooperates.

(2) If the worker disputes the termination of benefits, the worker may, after mediation pursuant to department rule, petition the workers' compensation court for resolution of the dispute.

History: En. Sec. 49, Ch. 464, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 64, Ch. 613, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 574, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 243, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 122, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 442, L. 1999.