§ 22-403.  Reexamination and Reemployment of Disabled Members; Required Medical Treatment.
   (1)   Reexamination. The Board may, at any time and at its discretion, require a disabled member, while younger than the minimum retirement age of the applicable coverage plan, to undergo a medical examination by the Medical Panel. Examinations shall be made at the residence of the disabled member or such other place as may be designated by the Board.
   (2)   Reemployment of member receiving service-connected disability benefits. If the Board shall find that a disabled member receiving service-connected disability benefits is able to resume the duties of the member's former position or one of like status, salary, and seniority with the City, and such member shall refuse or fail to accept reassignment, reinstatement or reemployment by the City in such a position, then the Board shall order such benefits to be discontinued. Pending such reassignment, reinstatement, reemployment, or offer of the same, as herein set forth, or pending the securing of other employment, payment of the disability benefits shall be continued.
   (3)   Discontinuance of ordinary disability benefits. If the Board shall find that a disabled member receiving ordinary disability benefits is no longer mentally or physically totally incapacitated from performance of duty, the Board shall order such benefits to be discontinued.
   (4)   Refusal to submit to medical examination. If any disabled member younger than the minimum retirement age specified in the applicable coverage plan refuses to submit to a medical examination as required by the Board pursuant to subsection (1), the Board shall suspend such member's disability benefits until the member submits to a medical examination. If such refusal continues for one year from the date of the Board's initial request, the Board may revoke such member's rights to the disability benefits and order such benefits to be discontinued.
   (5)   Application for reemployment. Upon application, a disabled member may, subject to Civil Service Regulations, be restored to employment with the City. In such event, the disability benefits shall cease and the disabled member shall resume membership in the applicable plan of the Retirement System with full credit for prior credited service.
   (6)   Requirement to accept reasonable and appropriate medical care.
      (a)   All disabled members (except Fire Employees or Sheriff's Department employees referenced in subsection 22-401(3)) shall be required to accept reasonable and appropriate medical care including, without limitation, diagnostic testing, physical therapy, and established corrective surgical procedures, as determined by the Medical Panel. The Board may terminate the benefits of any member who refuses to do so, provided that benefit payments shall not cease in such case until the resolution of any appeal to the Board, or the expiration of the appeal period, which shall be thirty (30) days after the date of the Board's letter to the member notifying the member of the Board's action to terminate.
      (b)   In the event the medical care ordered under subsection 22-403(6)(a) is to undergo surgery against the recommendation of the member's private physician, the Medical Panel shall not make a final determination without first referring the matter to a doctor from a standing panel of surgeons chosen by the Board and considering that surgeon's opinion as to the efficacy of the recommended surgery.