The claimant applied to the LAT disputing numerous treatment plans for therapy, assessments, and psychological treatments. The insurer raised a preliminary issue and argued that the claimant was barred from proceeding with the dispute under section 55 for failure to attend IEs to address IRBs. Vice-Chair McGee noted that the claimant had not in fact disputed IRBs at the time of the hearing, but rather the insurer was attempting to bar the claimant’s anticipated claim should IRBs be denied in the future. The insurer argued that the claimant had a “long history” of missing IE appointments, Vice-Chair McGee noted that the assessment in question was in fact terminated by the assessor themself, rather than the claimant, though the insurer argued that the termination was due to the claimant’s abusive behaviour and attempts to intimidate the assessor in question. Vice-Chair McGee noted that the IE assessor did publish a report noting the termination, but made no mention of the claimant being abusive, swearing or attempting to intimidate her. The only evidence provided at the hearing of swearing or abusive behaviour was in the form of an email sent by the adjuster to the claimant’s representative months after the assessment occurred. The email mentioned that the claimant was swearing, but made no mention of abusive behaviour. Vice Chair McGee did not find the insurer’s evidence persuasive, as the email was from a third-party who was not present during the assessment, and the IE assessor never alleged the supposed behaviour of the claimant in her own report. Vice-Chair McGee ruled that the claimant had made himself reasonably available for the assessment, which had been rescheduled numerous times due to COVID and did not bar the claimant from an IRB claim.