2012 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 7 - -- Proceedings Before Workers' Compensation Commission
§ 11-9-706 - Conduct of proceedings -- Contempt.


AR Code § 11-9-706 (2012) What's This?

(a) The Workers' Compensation Commission shall have the power to preserve and enforce order during any proceeding had before it, to issue subpoenas for and administer oaths to and compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and require the production of books, papers, documents, and other evidence.

(b) If any person or party in proceedings before the commission disobeys or resists any lawful order or process, or misbehaves during a hearing, or so near the place thereof so as to obstruct the hearing or neglects to produce, after having been ordered to do so, any book, paper, or document, or refuses to appear after having been subpoenaed, or upon appearing refuses to take oath as a witness, or after having taken the oath refuses to be examined according to law, or refuses to comply with any final order of an administrative law judge or the commission, or willfully refuses to pay an uncontroverted medical or related expense within forty-five (45) days after the respondent has received the statement, then the person or party, at the discretion of the administrative law judge or the commission, may be found to be in contempt of the commission and may be subject to a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

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