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  70.680.  Disability retirement — medical examinations required, when — option. — 1.  Any member in service with five or more years of credited service who has not attained the age and service requirements of section 70.645 and who becomes totally and permanently physically or mentally incapacitated for his duty as an employee, as the result of a personal injury or disease, may be retired by the board upon written application filed with the board by or on behalf of the member; provided, that after a medical examination of such member made by or under the direction of a medical committee consisting of three physicians, one of whom shall be selected by the board, one by or on behalf of such member, and the third by the first two physicians so named, the medical committee reports to the board, by majority opinion in writing, that such member is physically or mentally totally incapacitated for the further performance of duty, that such incapacity will probably be permanent and that such member should be retired.

  2.  Upon disability retirement, as provided in subsection 1 of this section, a member shall receive an allowance for life provided for in section 70.655 and shall have the right to elect an option provided for in section 70.660.  His or her disability retirement and allowance shall be subject to the provisions of subsection 5 of this section and to the provisions of section 70.685.

  3.  Any member in service who becomes totally and permanently physically or mentally incapacitated for his duty as an employee, as the natural and proximate result of a personal injury or disease which the board finds to have arisen out of and in the course of his actual performance of duty as an employee, may be retired by the board upon written application filed with the board by or on behalf of the member; provided, that after a medical examination of such member made by or under the direction of a medical committee consisting of three physicians, one of whom shall be selected by the board, one by or on behalf of such member, and the third by the first two physicians so named, the medical committee reports to the board, by majority opinion in writing, that such member is physically or mentally totally incapacitated for the further performance of duty, that such incapacity will probably be permanent, and that such member should be retired.

  4.  Upon disability retirement as provided in subsection 3 of this section, a member shall receive an allowance for life provided for in section 70.655; provided, that for the sole purpose of computing the amount of such allowance, he or she shall be given credited service for the period from the date of his or her disability retirement to the date he or she would attain age sixty.  He or she shall have the right to elect an option provided for in section 70.660.  His or her disability retirement and allowance shall be subject to the provisions of subsection 5 of this section and to the provisions of section 70.685.

  5.  At least once each year during the first five years following a member's retirement on account of disability, and at least once in each three-year period thereafter, the board shall require any disability retirant who has not attained his minimum service retirement age to undergo a medical examination to be made by a physician designated by the board.  If the retirant refuses to submit to medical examination in any such period, his disability allowance shall be suspended by the board until his withdrawal of such refusal.  If such refusal continues for one year, all his rights in and to a disability allowance shall be revoked by the board.  If, upon medical examination of the retirant, the physician reports to the board that the retirant is physically and mentally able and capable of resuming his duty as an employee in the position held by him at the time of his disability retirement, then the board shall, if demanded by the retirant, arrange a further medical examination of such member made by or under the direction of a medical committee consisting of three physicians, one of whom shall be selected by the board, one by or on behalf of the member, and the third by the first two physicians named.  Should the medical committee concur, by majority opinion in writing to the board, the disability retirant is capable of resumption of duty, his disability retirement shall terminate and he shall be returned to duty and he shall immediately again become a member of the system, his credited service at the time of disability retirement shall be restored to his credit, and the amount of his accumulated contributions at the time of his disability retirement shall be restored to his credit in the members deposit fund.  If he was in receipt of a duty disability allowance provided for in subsection 3 of this section, he shall also be given service credit for the period he was in receipt of the duty disability allowance.

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(L. 1967 p. 141 § 17, A.L. 1971 S.B. 124, A.L. 1972 S.B. 454, A.L. 1975 H.B. 111, A.L. 1980 S.B. 630, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1098, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1440, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1808)

Effective 7-1-00


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