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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 2. Powers, Duties and Responsibilities

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§10340. Appeals Board Decisions and Orders.

In accordance with Labor Code Section 115, the following orders, decisions and awards shall be issued only by the Appeals Board:

(a) All orders dismissing, denying and granting petitions for reconsideration and decisions thereon.

(b) All decisions that terminate proceedings on reconsideration, including, but not limited to, findings, orders, awards, orders approving or disapproving compromise and release, orders allowing or disallowing liens, and orders for dismissal.

(c) All orders, including interim and interlocutory orders, made after reconsideration has been granted and while proceedings are pending on reconsideration, including but not limited to, orders taking off calendar, orders joining or dismissing parties, and orders allowing or disallowing liens. Unless otherwise instructed by the Appeals Board, the authority of the workers' compensation judge to whom a case has been referred for proceedings on reconsideration is as set out in Section 10862 of these Rules.

(d) Except for sanctions and contempt, orders in disciplinary proceedings against attorneys or other agents.

(e) Decisions on remittitur.

(f) Orders disqualifying a workers' compensation judge under Labor Code Section 5311.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 115, 5311, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsections (b) and (d) filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).

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