2009 New Jersey Code
34:15-15.3 - Motion by worker for emergent medical treatment

34:15-15.3  Motion by worker for emergent medical treatment.

1.When through medical documentation a physician states that a worker is in need of emergent medical care that is not, following a request by the worker to the employer or the employer's carrier, being provided or authorized by the employer, the worker may file a motion for emergent medical treatment with or after the filing of a claim petition.  The physician shall further state that delay of treatment will result in irreparable harm or damage and state the specific nature of the irreparable harm or damage. The motion, to which shall be appended all medical records in possession of the moving party, shall also be served on the employer and the employer's carrier, or their attorneys, at the time of filing.  An answer to the motion shall be filed not later than five calendar days after the date of service.  An initial conference on the motion shall take place within five calendar days of the filing of the answer.  Thereafter the judge of compensation shall schedule the matter for a hearing in accordance with the rules adopted pursuant to section 3 of this act.  The respondent shall be provided 15 calendar days from the date of service of the motion to secure a medical examination if it requires one.

L.2008, c.96, s.1.

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