Section 18-69 Reserved.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-69 read as follows.
(a) On and after the effective date of this article,
no person shall be employed in the fire
department as a salaried firefighter 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
FRB may advise the city council on rules governing the age, height, weight, and other physical
requirements for covered firefighter employees. All such rules initiated by the city council shall
be referred to the FRB 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 firefighter 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 FRF'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 benefit 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 FRF.
(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 firefighter employee's written request made within ten
(10) days of the administrator's notification.
(e) Appeals from decisions of the administrator provided
for by these provisions shall be made
and heard by the FRB under the rules established by section 18-74(c).
(Code 1964, § 9.1970; Ord. No. 13555 § 1, 1-4-93)