32.0638 Physical examination required.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 32.0638]

An injured employee claiming or entitled to compensation shall submit to such physical examination by a duly qualified physician designated or approved by the Commission as the Commissioner or Administrative Law Judge may require. The place or places of such examination shall be reasonably convenient for the employee. Such physician or physicians as the employee, employer or earner may select and pay for may participate in an examination if the employee, employer or carrier so requests. Proceedings shall be suspended and no compensation may be payable for any period during which the employee may refuse to submit to examination.

History: 1967, PL 10-15, amd 2004, PL 28-17.

Case Notes:

Workmen's Compensation statute does not require the Commission to order an examination, but instead requires the claimant to submit to any examination which the Commission does order. A.S.C.A. §32.0638. Continental Insurance Co. v. Workmen’s Compensation Commission, 15 A.S.R.2d 130 (1990).