(a) The division of workers’ compensation may require an employee who claims to have been injured to submit to an examination by the division or a person acting under the division’s authority at a reasonable time and place in this state.
(b) An employee is not entitled to compensation during or for a period in which the employee refuses to submit to an examination under Subsection (a) or Section 408.004.
(c) The department may have an injured employee examined at a reasonable time and at a place suitable to the employee’s condition and convenient and accessible to the employee by a physician selected by the department. The department shall pay for an examination under this subsection and for the employee’s reasonable expenses incident to the examination.
(d) On the request of an employee or the department, the employee or the department is entitled to have a physician selected by the employee or the department present to participate in an examination under Subsection (a) or Section 408.004. The employee is entitled to have a physician selected by the employee present to participate in an examination under Subsection (c). The department shall pay the fee set by the commissioner of workers’ compensation of a physician selected by the employee under this subsection.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.328, eff. September 1, 2005.