(a) In any contested proceeding, the hearing examiner may appoint a duly qualified
impartial health care provider to examine the employee and give testimony. The fee for the service shall be as ordered by the hearing examiner, with mileage
allowance as is allowed to other witnesses to be assessed as costs and paid as other
witness fees are paid. The employer or employee may, at his own expense, also designate a qualified health
care provider who may be present at the examination of the employee and give testimony
at later hearings.
(b) If the employer and employee stipulate to an examination of the employee by a
nonresident, qualified health care provider designated by the hearing examiner, and
that the report of the health care provider as to his examination shall be admitted
in evidence, the hearing examiner may order payment of the reasonable cost and expense
of the employee's attendance upon the health care provider, the provider's fee for
examination of the employee and his report thereon. The fees and costs shall be charged in the same manner as other costs and witness
fees. The nonresident health care provider shall report in writing to the hearing examiner
and include answers to questions asked by the hearing examiner relative to the employee's
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