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Refusal To Submit To Medical Treatment

§ 505.057

Refusal To Submit To Medical Treatment

(a) The commissioner of workers' compensation may order or direct the department to reduce or suspend the compensation of an injured employee if the employee:

(1) persists in insanitary or injurious practices that tend to imperil or retard the employee's recovery; or

(2) refuses to submit to medical, surgical, or other remedial treatment recognized by the state that is reasonably essential to promote the employee's recovery.

(b) Compensation may not be reduced or suspended under this section without reasonable notice to the employee and an opportunity to be heard.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.329, eff. September 1, 2005.

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