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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 3. Parties and Joinder
§10364. Parties Applicant.
(a) Any person in whom any right to relief is alleged to exist may appear, or
be joined, as an applicant in any case or controversy before the Workers' Compensation
Appeals Board. A lien claimant may become a party where the applicant's case has
been settled by way of a compromise and release, or where the applicant chooses
not to proceed with his or her case.
(b) Any person against whom any right to relief is alleged to exist may be joined
as a defendant.
(c) In death cases, all persons who may be dependents shall either join or be
joined as applicants so that the entire liability of the employer or the insurer
may be determined in one proceeding.
Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5300,
5303, 5307.5, 5500 and 5503, Labor Code.
1. New subsection (a) designator and new subsections (b) and (c) filed 10-21-96;
operative 11-1-96. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government
Code section 11351 (Register 96, No. 43).
2. Amendment of subsection (a) 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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