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The county auditor shall serve notice of foreclosure by publication as to all property for which notice is served upon the owner by certified mail. The notice may include any number of parcels of property and only one heading is necessary for the entire list. The notice must contain the description and any street address of each parcel of property. However, the failure to include the street address in the notice does not affect the validity of the notice. The notice must be published once on or before August first in the official newspaper of the county.
(1) The director shall maintain a list of physicians which shall be known as the medical review panel. The director shall utilize public and private resources as are available and appropriate in determining standards and qualifications for the medical review panel members. It shall be the duty of the medical review panel to perform independent medical examinations at the request of the director or an administrative law judge.
(2) Any party to a workers' compensation proceeding has the right to obtain an independent medical examination with the physician selected by the director from the medical review panel. The requesting party, when submitting a request for the independent medical evaluation, shall specify the professional specialty of the physician to be selected by the director to perform the independent medical examination. The director shall select, through a revolving selection process established by the department, the physician from the medical review panel to perform the examination. The cost of such independent medical examination shall be borne by the requesting party. In no instance shall the independent examining physician become the authorized treating physician.
(3) Whenever the director or an administrative law judge deems it necessary to assist in resolving any issue of medical fact or opinion, the director or administrative law judge shall cause the employee to be examined by a physician or physicians from the medical review panel. The director or the administrative law judge shall have the authority and discretion to charge the cost of such examination to the employer or, if insured, the employer's insurance carrier. Transportation expenses and all expenses necessary, reasonable, and incidental to such examination shall be included in the cost of such examination.
(4) Nothing in this section shall preclude any party from obtaining an independent medical examination from a physician who is not a member of the medical review panel.
(5) Upon written request of the employer, or if insured, the insurer, the employee shall submit to a reasonable number of independent medical examinations as provided for in this section. The employee shall be entitled to have a physician, provided and paid for by such employee, present at any such independent medical examination. The employee shall be entitled to receive from the independent examining physician a copy of any report which said physician makes to the employer, insurer, or the division. Said copy shall be furnished to the employee at the same time it is furnished to the employer, insurer, or division.
(6) Members of the medical review panel and any person acting as a consultant, witness, or complainant shall be immune from liability in any civil action brought against said person for acts occurring while the person was acting as a panel member, consultant, witness, or complainant, respectively, if such person was acting in good faith within the scope of the respective capacity, made a reasonable effort to obtain the facts of the matter as to which action was taken, and acted in the reasonable belief that the action taken by such person was warranted by the facts.
(7) Any physician determining an impairment rating on an injured worker pursuant to this title shall be immune from civil liability in any action brought by any person based on said impairment rating, absent the showing of malice or bad faith on the part of the rating physician.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 57. Taxation § 57-28-06. Service of notice by publication - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-57-taxation/nd-cent-code-sect-57-28-06/
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