2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 42 - Workers' Compensation
Chapter 17 - Awards Procedure
Section 42-17-30. Commission may appoint doctor to examine injured employee; compensation.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 42-17-30 (2020)

The commission or any member thereof may, upon the application of either party or upon its own motion, appoint a disinterested and duly qualified physician or surgeon to make any necessary medical examination of any employee and to testify in respect thereto. The physician or surgeon must be allowed traveling expenses and a reasonable fee in accordance with a fee schedule set by the commission. The commission may allow additional reasonable amounts in extraordinary cases. The commission or any member thereof has the discretion to order either party to pay the fees and expenses of the physician or surgeon, or the commission or any member thereof may order the parties to share responsibility for payment of the fees and expenses.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 72-353; 1952 Code Section 72-353; 1942 Code Section 7035-66; 1936 (39) 1231; 1990 Act No. 407, Section 1, eff April 11, 1990.

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