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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1.6. Permanent Disability Rating Determination

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§10160.5. Summary Rating Determinations, Represented Employees.

(a) For injuries on or after January 1, 1991 and before January 1, 1994, the Disability Evaluation Unit will prepare a summary rating determination in cases where the injured worker is represented only if requested by a party. A summary rating determination will be prepared only upon receipt of a properly prepared request. A properly prepared request shall consist of:

  (1) A completed Request for Summary Rating Determination DWC AD Form 101 (DEU);  


  (2) An evaluation by a Qualified Medical Evaluator or Agreed Medical Evaluator.  


(b) The requesting party shall complete a Request for Summary Rating Determination of Qualified Medical Evaluator's Report and submit it together with all medical reports and medical records concerning the case to the medical evaluator. The medical evaluator shall send the completed medical evaluation report together with the Request for Summary Rating Determination to the office of the Disability Evaluation Unit designated by the administrative director and specific on the Request for Summary Rating Determination of Qualified Medical Evaluator's Report and shall simultaneously serve the party or parties requesting the evaluation.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (b), a party may request a summary rating determination following receipt of a medical report prepared by a Qualified Medical Evaluator or Agreed Medical Evaluator on a represented case. The party shall file the Request for Summary Rating Determination of Qualified Medical Evaluator's Report and the medical report with the DEU office designated by the administrative director and shall immediately serve a filed copy of the Summary Rating Determination on the other party.

(d) If a case is settled prior to receipt of a summary rating which has been requested, the requesting party shall notify the DEU office of the settlement.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307.3 and 5307.4, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 124, 4061, 4062, 4062.1, 4062.2, 4062.5, 4064 and 4067, Labor Code.  

 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 4-25-91; operative 4-25-91 (Register 91, No. 26). New section is exempt from review by OAL pursuant to  Government Code section11351.

2. Amendment of section filed 1-28-94; operative 1-28-94. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351  (Register 94, No. 4).

3. Amendment of section heading and subsections (a)-(c), repealer of subsection (d), subsection relettering, and amendment of redesignated subsection (d) filed 2-21-95; operative 2-21-95. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 95, No. 8).

4. Amendment filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008 pursuant to GovernmentCode section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 47).

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