(a) No forms, notices or reports shall be filed with the Retraining and Return to Work Unit until the claims administrator has accepted liability for the injury or there has been a finding of compensable injury by the appeals board.
(b) Any requests for provision of retraining or return to work services and for intervention/dispute resolution require confirmation on the appropriate form by the employee or his/her representative that liability for the injury has been accepted.
(c) Forms sent to the Retraining and Return to Work Unit when a good faith issue of injury exists or where there has been no confirmation of acceptance of liability for the injury shall be returned to the sender.
|Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.48, 139.5, 4658, 4658.5 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 139.5, Labor Code; Godinez v. Buffets, Inc.(2004, Significant Panel Decision) 69 Cal. Comp. Cases 1311; and Vulean Materials Co. v. WCAB (2006, Writ Denied) 71 Cal. Comp. Cases 1346.|
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