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Title 8. Industrial Relations
Division 1. Department of Industrial Relations
Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1.8.5. Electronic Adjudication Management System Rules
Article 2. Electronic Filing
§10205.5. Official Participant Record and Duty to Furnish Correct Address.
(a) The Division of Workers' Compensation shall maintain an official participant record for each adjudication file, which shall contain the names of all parties and lien claimants, and their attorneys or hearing representatives.
(b) In order to ensure case parties and documents are accurately associated to the correct electronic adjudication file, uniform names for claims administrators' offices and representatives' offices shall be used when filing documents in EAMS. The names will be assigned by the Division of Workers' Compensation.
(1) The Division of Workers' Compensation will maintain a list on its website (www.dwc.ca.gov/EAMS) of uniform names and mailing addresses and preferred method of service for the following entities: claims administrators' offices, and representatives' offices.
(2) Additions for new claims administrators' offices and representatives' offices and changes of name, location or address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address or preferred method of service shall be registered by the entity requesting the change with the Central Registration Unit.
(A) The entity requesting the change must fax or e-mail a letter on letterhead with a signature from an authorized individual requesting the change to the Division of Workers' Compensation's Central Registration Unit within five business days of any change. The entity shall also advise all parties of any change of name, mailing address, or telephone number by furnishing the current information within five business days of any change.
(B) The fax number for the Central Registration Unit is: 1 (888) 822-9309. The e-mail address for the Central Registration Unit is: email@example.com.
(C) The new uniform name or address and preferred method of service will be posted by the Central Registration Unit within ten business days of receipt of the request.
(c) Except as required by subdivision (b), every party and every lien claimant having an interest in an active case pending before the district office or appeals board shall advise the district office and all parties of any change of mailing address and telephone numbers by furnishing the current information within five business days of any change
(d) Every lien claimant that has filed a lien in a case pending in a district office shall advise all parties within five business days of any change in the identity and/or telephone number of the person with authority to resolve the lien by furnishing the correct name and daytime telephone number of that person to the interested parties; and shall advise the Division of Workers' Compensation of any such change after a declaration of readiness is filed.
(e) Every party and lien claimant having an interest in an inactive case: (1) shall advise all other known parties, lien claimants, attorneys, and hearing representative within five business days of any change of address (which shall include any change of mailing address and telephone numbers) by furnishing the correct and current address and/or number; and (2) shall advise the Division of Workers' Compensation of any such change within five business days if there is an outstanding award of further medical treatment or if there is continuing jurisdiction pursuant to Labor Code sections 5410, 5803 and 5804.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 111, 133, 138.2(b) and 5307.3, Labor Code; and Stats. 2011, c. 559, §17 (A.B. 1426). Reference: Sections 126, 5316, 5410, 5504, 5803 and 5804, Labor Code.
1. Renumbering of former section 10217 to new section 10205.5, including amendment of Note, filed 12-10-2012 as a change without regulatory effect pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations by the Division of Workers' Compensation and as a file and print by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2012, No. 50).
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