(a) Nothing in this subchapter shall relieve any employer, health care provider or their agents from any of the requirements or obligations contained in Division 1 (commencing with Section 1) of this Title, except for the requirements of Sections 9780.1, 9781, and 9782 to the extent an approved pilot project proposal conflicts with the requirements of these sections.
(b) Administration and accounting of the payment of workers' compensation benefits under this pilot project shall be solely for the purpose of complying with the workers' compensation laws of the State of California and shall be separate from the administration of other employee welfare benefits within the meaning of 29 U.S.C. Section 1002(1). However, any benefit provided by a government plan, church plan, or benefits plan maintained solely for the purpose of compliance with unemployment compensation or disability insurance laws, within the meaning of 29 U.S.C. 1003, may be combined with the administration of workers' compensation under an exclusive provider of care option.
(c) Nothing in this subchapter or a pilot project plan shall be construed to relieve any person, including an employer or physician, from any reporting requirements concerning occupational injuries or illness, or to preclude or in any way inhibit the adjudication of issues involving occupational injuries, including whether an injury or illness is compensable under Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of the Labor Code, before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
(d) An employer's participation in this pilot project shall terminate automatically, without any action by the administrative director, when an employer fails to secure the payment of workers' compensation in the manner prescribed by Section 3700 of the Labor Code.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4612, and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 3700, 4612, 5300, 6409 and 6409.1, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 8-31-93; operative 8-31-93. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 93, No. 36).