Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 23-1047

Current through L. 2021, ch. 447 and L. 2021 SP1, ch. 1
Section 23-1047 - Procedure for determining compensation for partial disability and permanent total disability in cases not enumerated; procedure for determining nonscheduled dependency and duration of compensation to partial dependents in death cases
A. In cases of permanent partial disability under section 23-1044, subsection B, paragraph 22 and subsections C and F, when the physical condition of the injured employee becomes stationary, or in the case of permanent total disability not enumerated in section 23-1045, and under section 23-1045, subsection D, or in death cases under section 23-1046, subsection B, the employer or insurance carrier within thirty days shall notify the commission and request that the claim be examined and further compensation, if any, be determined. A copy of all medical reports necessary to make such determination also shall be furnished to the commission. The employer or insurance carrier may commence payment of a permanent disability award without waiting for a determination under subsection B of this section.
B. Within thirty days after the commission receives the medical reports, the claims shall be examined and further compensation, including a permanent disability award, if any, shall be determined under the commission's supervision. If necessary, the commission may require additional medical or other information with respect to the claim and may postpone the determination for not more than sixty additional days. Any determination under this subsection may include necessary adjustments in any compensation paid or payable.
C. The commission shall serve a copy of the determination to all interested parties. Any such party may request a hearing under section 23-941 on the determination made under subsection B of this section within ninety days after copies of the determination are served.
D. Any person receiving permanent compensation benefits shall report annually on the anniversary date of the award to the self-insured employer or insurance carrier all of the person's earnings for the prior twelve-month period. If the person fails to make such report, the self-insured employer or insurance carrier shall notify the person that such report has not been received and that payment of further benefits will be suspended unless such report of earnings is filed within thirty days. After thirty days have elapsed from the date of such notice, the self-insured employer or insurance carrier may issue a notice to the person suspending payment of further benefits and no further payments need be made until such report of earnings is filed.
E. Any person receiving permanent compensation benefits from the special fund established by section 23-1065 shall report annually on the anniversary date of the award to the commission all of the person's earnings for the prior twelve-month period. If the person fails to make such report, the commission shall notify the person that such report has not been received and that payment of further benefits will be suspended unless such report of earnings is filed within thirty days. After thirty days have elapsed from the date of such notice, the commission may issue a notice to the person suspending payment of further benefits and no further payments need be made until such report of earnings is filed.

A.R.S. § 23-1047

Amended by L. 2021, ch. 333,s. 5, eff. 9/29/2021.