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23-901.04. Compensation precluded by misconduct, self-exposure or disobedience of orders of commission; definition

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, no employee or dependent of an employee shall be entitled to receive compensation for disability from an occupational disease, as defined by section 23-901, paragraph 13, subdivision (c), when such disability was caused either wholly or partly by the wilful misconduct, wilful self-exposure or disobedience to such reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the employer and which have been and are kept posted in conspicuous places in and about the premises of the employer, or otherwise brought to the attention of the employee.

B. As used in this section the term "wilful self-exposure" includes:

1. Failure or omission on the part of an employee or applicant for employment truthfully to state in writing to the best of his knowledge in answer to an inquiry made by the employer, the place, duration and nature of previous employment.

2. Failure or omission on the part of an applicant for employment truthfully to state in writing to the best of his knowledge in answer to an inquiry made by the employer, whether or not he had previously been disabled, laid off or compensated in damages or otherwise because of any physical disability.

3. Failure or omission on the part of an employee or applicant for employment truthfully to give in writing to the best of his knowledge in answer to an inquiry made by the employer, full information about the previous status of his health, previous medical and hospital attention and direct and continuous exposure to active pulmonary tuberculosis.