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    Chapter 10:

      Section: 43:10-5.2: Retirement of employee permanently and totally disabled in course of employment; determination of disability

           10. Subject to the other provisions of this amendatory and supplementary act and article 1 of chapter 10 of Title 43 of the Revised Statutes, any county employee who shall become permanently and totally disabled as a result of injury, accident or sickness arising out of and in the course of his employment shall, upon his application, or upon the application of the head of the department in which he shall have been employed, and approval thereof by the pension commission be retired on half pay. Upon and after the death of such employee or upon and after the death of any employee who dies as a result of any disability injury or disease arising out of and in the course of his employment, a pension of one-half the salary of such employee shall be paid to the surviving widow, so long as she remains unmarried, surviving widower, so long as he remains unmarried, or minor children up to 18 years of age, as the case may be. In no event shall the amount of any pension payable pursuant to the provisions of this section be less than $3,000 per annum.

The pension commission shall have power to determine whether or not any employee is permanently and totally disabled and whether or not a disability, or death of an employee is the result of an injury, accident or sickness arising out of and in the course of the employee's employment. Before approval of an application the physician or physicians designated by the commission shall make a medical examination of the member at his residence or at any other place mutually agreed upon and shall certify to the board that he is physically or mentally incapacitated for the performance of duty, and should be retired. The claimant shall have the right to present physicians, witnesses or other testimony in his behalf before the commission. The president or any other member of the pension commission may administer oaths to any physicians or other persons called before the commission regarding the employee's disability or death. The commission shall decide, by resolution, whether the applicant is entitled to the benefits of this act and of article 1 of chapter 10 of Title 43 of the Revised Statutes.

L.1973, c.345,s.10; amended 1976,c.106,s.4; 1991,c.309,s.3.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:53.

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