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Return to work regulations

Workers' compensation final regulations
Return to work
Title 8, California Code of Regulations

Sections 10001 - 10003
Filed with secretary of state Sep. 21, 2006
Effective Oct. 21, 2006


History of Return to work regulations

Comment chart
4th 15 day ** word image version acrobat image version

Sections 10004 - 10005, 10133.53, and 10133.55
Filed with secretary of state Jul. 19, 2006
Effective Aug. 18, 2006

Addendum to final statement of reasons** word image version acrobat image version
Final text of regulations ** word image version acrobat image version

Form 10005 - Request for reimbursement of accommodation expenses for injuries on or after July 1, 2004 acrobat image version

Form 10133.53 - Notice of offer of modified or alternative work acrobat image version
Form 10133.55 - Request for dispute resolution before the administrative director (for injuries occurring on or after 1/1/04) acrobat image version

Sections 10002 - 10003
4th 15 day comment period - Aug. 7, 2006

Fourth notice of modification of text of regulations ** word image version acrobat image version
Text of proposed regulations ** word image version acrobat image version

Sections 10001 - 10005, 10133.53, and 10133.55
Filed with OAL Jun. 9, 2006

Comment chart
3rd 15 day ** word image version acrobat image version
2nd 15 day ** word image version acrobat image version
1st 15 day ** word image version acrobat image version
45 day ** word image version acrobat image version

  • Form 10133.53 - Notice of offer of modified or alternative work acrobat image version
  • Form 10133.55 - Request for dispute resolution before the administrative director (for injuries occurring on or after 1/1/04) acrobat image version

3rd 15 day comment period - May 22, 2006

2nd 15 day comment period - Apr. 19, 2006

  • Second notice of modification of text of regulations ** word image version acrobat image version
  • Text of proposed regulations ** word image version acrobat image version
  • Form 10133.53 - Notice of offer of modified or alternative work acrobat image version
  • Form 10133.55 - Request for dispute resolution before the administrative director (for injuries occurring on or after 1/1/04) acrobat image version

15 day comment period - Feb 22, 2006

45 day comment period - Dec. 15, 2005

Time and place of public hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to present statements, arguments, either orally or in writing, with respect to the subject noted above. The hearing will be held at the following time and place:

Date: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm or conclusion of testimony
Place: Elihu Harris State Building, auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Written comments should be addressed to:

Maureen Gray, regulations coordinator
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
1515 Clay Street, 18th floor
Oakland, CA 94162

The division's contact person must receive all written comments concerning the proposed modifications to the regulations no later 5:00 p. m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005. Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (510) 286-0687. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@hq.dir.ca.gov.