The preliminary issue in this matter is whether the claimant was barred from commencing a proceeding for IRBs because he failed to comply with s. 44 of the Schedule by not attending an insurer’s examination. The insurer submitted that the claimant should be statute-barred from proceeding with his application for failing to provide a reasonable explanation for not attending the properly scheduled s. 44 IE under s. 37(8) of the Schedule. The claimant submitted that the insurer failed to make reasonable efforts to schedule the IE at a location that was convenient for the claimant and that he was forced to choose between his hockey career and his claim for an IRB. Adjudicator Scheltgen found that the claimant’s decision not to attend the IE was not a reasonable one, as it was the claimant’s choice to leave the country mere days before the scheduled IE that had already been rescheduled to accommodate his career. Finally, Adjudicator Scheltgen stated that the burden lies with the claimant to prove that his non-attendance at an IE was reasonable or, in the alternative, that an IE was not reasonably necessary. Adjudicator Scheltgen concluded that the IE request was reasonable and that its notices were proper under the Schedule. As a result, the claimant was barred from proceeding with his IRB claim as a result of s. 44.