39-71-1016, MCA

[1999] Thompson v. Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp. [6/12/02] 2002 MTWCC 34 Testing and medical evaluation is a part of medical treatment, therefore claimant has not reached MMI where further diagnostic tests and evaluation are deemed medically reasonable and necessary even though it may subsequently be determined that no further treatment would benefit claimant or where further treatment is identified and claimant refuses the treatment. Where treatment is recommended and refused, or not undertaken within a reasonable time, then MMI is reached at that time.