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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1.5. Injuries on or After January 1, 1990
Article 2. Claims Administration and Recordkeeping

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§10102. Retention of Claim Files.

(a) All claim files shall be maintained at least until the latest of the following dates:

  (1) five years from the date of injury;  

  (2) one year from the date compensation was last provided;  

  (3) all compensation due or which may be due has been paid;  

  (4) if an audit has been conducted within the time specified in (a)(1), until the findings of an audit of the file have become final.  

(b) Open and closed claim files may be maintained in whole or in part in an electronic or other non-paper storage medium.

     Note: Authority cited: Sections 59, 129.5(b), 133, 138.4, 4603.5 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 124(a), 129(a) through (c), 129.5(a), (b), (d), 138.3, 4061, 4453, 4454, 4600, 4603.2(b), 4621, 4622, 4636, 4637, 4641, 4643, 4644, 4650, 4701 through 4703.5, 5401(a), 5401.6, 5405 and 5804, Labor Code.  

1. New section filed 1-18-90; operative 1-18-90 (Register 90, No. 4). New section is exempt from review by OAL pursuant to  Government Code Section11351.

2. Renumbering of former section 10103 to section 10102, and renumbering and amendment of former section 10102 to section 10103 filed 1-28-94; operative 1-28-94.  Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to  Government Codesection 11351 (Register 94, No. 4).

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