Section 202. Examinations  

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  •    (a) Examinations contemplated by O.C.G.A. § 34-9-202 shall include physical, psychiatric and psychological examinations. An examination shall also include reasonable and necessary testing as ordered by the examining physician.

    (b) The examining physician may require prepayment pursuant to the Fee Schedule base amount for the first hour ($600.00). Payment for any additional charges pursuant to the Fee Schedule shall be due within 30 days of receipt of the report and charges by the employer/insurer.

    (c) The employer shall give ten days written notice of the time and place of any requested examination. Advance payment of travel expenses required by Rule 203(e) shall accompany such notice.

    (d) The employer/insurer shall not suspend weekly benefits for refusal of the employee to submit to examination except by order of the Board.

    (e) Within 120 days of the employee's receipt of any income benefits, the employee shall provide written notice to the employer/insurer of his/her intent to exercise the right to have a one-time independent medical examination at a reasonable time and place.