(1) An insurer may suspend compensation payments under 39-71-607 , MCA, for not more than 30 days pending the receipt of medical information, if:
(a) the insurer submits to the department a detailed written statement indicating that the insurer is having difficulty in receiving medical information relating to a claimant's condition; and
(b) the department approves a suspension of compensation payments for not more than 30 days pending the receipt of medical information; and
(c) after the department approves the suspension of payments, the insurer notifies the claimant in writing that biweekly payments are being suspended pending the receipt of medical information. A copy of the notification shall be furnished to the department.