WVC 14 - 2 A- 17
§14-2A-17. Contempt sanction not available.
If a person refuses to comply with an order under this
article, or asserts a privilege, except privileges arising from
the attorney-client relationship, so as to withhold or suppress
evidence relevant to a claim for an award of compensation, the
court, judge or commissioner may make any just order, including
denial of the claim, but shall not find the person in contempt.
If necessary to carry out any of his powers and duties, the claim
investigator may petition the court of claims for an appropriate
order, including an order authorizing the investigator to take
the depositions of witnesses by oral examination or written
interrogatory, but the court of claims shall not find a person in
contempt for refusal to submit to a mental or physical
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session