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Rules of Practice and Procedure

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Changes to Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10582.5, 10770, and 10770.1

Filed with Secretary of State May 21,2012
Effective May 21, 2012  (Rule 10582.5 becomes operative August 1, 2012)


History of
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Changes to Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10582.5, 10770, and 10770.1

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is proposing to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8, § 10300 et seq.), specifically, certain rules relating to lien claims. The proposed Rules changes, Initial Statement of Reasons, and Notice of Rulemaking may be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the Microsoft Word and PDF links immediately below:

Time and Place of Public Hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to provide oral or written statements or arguments relevant to the proposed rulemaking.  The public hearing will be held at the following time and place:

Date: September 8, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Hiram Johnson State Office Building
Santa Barbara Room, Basement Level
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Public comment will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude when the last speaker has finished his or her presentation.  Testimony will be limited to 10 minutes per speaker and should be specific to the proposed regulations.  If public comment concludes before the Noon recess, no afternoon session will be held.

Written Comments

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board prefers written comments to oral testimony and prefers that written comments be submitted by e-mail.  If written comments are timely submitted, it is not necessary to present oral testimony at the public hearing.  To be timely, the written comments must be received by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2011, at which time the written comment period closes.

The address for submission of comments by e-mail is: WCABRules@dir.ca.gov.

The address for submission of comments by mail is:

Neil P. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
P.O. Box 429459
San Francisco, CA 94142-9459

The address for submission of comments by delivery service or personal delivery is:

Neil P. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Ninth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Comments also may be submitted by facsimile (Fax) at 1-415-703-4549.

Additional procedural information regarding the proposed rulemaking, including contact information for non-substantive and substantive inquiries may be obtained by clicking on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking links above.