Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-44 read as follows.


    (a) On and after the effective date of this article, no person shall be employed in the police department as a salaried police officer unless he shall first submit to a physical examination by the physical or medical board designated by the administrator, and be certified by such physician or medical board as being physically fit for the performance of the duties in such department. The PRB may advise the city council on rules governing the age, height, weight and other physical requirements for covered police employees. All such rules initiated by the city council shall be referred to the PRB for comment.

    (b) After the approval of any disability benefit, the administrator shall from time to time as he deems fit, review the disability of a covered police employee to determine whether or not such disability continues to exist. Reexamination shall take place at least once each year unless the board shall determine otherwise. The administrator may require any claimant receiving a disability benefit to undergo a medical examination to review the status of the disability. The administrator may request the claimant to undergo an examination with a doctor of the claimant's choosing at his expense or may require a medical examination with a doctor of the administrator's choosing at the PRF's expense.

    (1)    Any claimant refusing to submit to a medical examination after ten (10) days' written notice from the administrator shall waive and forfeit all rights to benefits from the date of the notice until such time as the claimant submits to the required examination. In the event that such refusal continues for one calendar year from the date of notice, all rights to any benefits shall immediately cease and the employee's contributions escheat to the PRF.

    (2)    In the event that the reexamination shows that the disability no longer exists, the right to benefits for disability shall immediately cease. A hearing on the continuance of the disability may be had before the administrator upon the covered police employee's written request within ten (10) days of the administrator's notification.

    (c) Appeals from decisions of the administrator provided for by these provisions shall be made and heard by the PRB under the rules established by section 18-49(c).

(Code 1964, § 9.1810; Ord. No. 13555 § 1, 1-4-93)