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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 6. Service

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§10507. Time Within Which to Act When a Document is Served by Mail, Fax, or E-Mail.

(a) If a document is served by mail, fax, e-mail, or any method other than personal service, the period of time for exercising or performing any right or duty to act or respond shall be extended by:

(1) five calendar days from the date of service, if the physical address of the party, lien claimant, attorney, or other agent of record being served is within California;

(2) ten calendar days from the date of service, if the physical address of the party, lien claimant, attorney, or other agent of record being served is outside of California but within the United States; and

(3) twenty calendar days from the date of service, if the physical address of the party, lien claimant, attorney, or other agent of record being served is outside the United States.

(b) For purposes of this section, "physical address" means the street address or Post Office Box of the party, lien claimant, attorney, or other agent of record being served, as reflected in the Official Address Record at the time of service, even if the method of service actually used was fax, e-mail, or other agreed-upon method of service.

(c) This rule applies whether service is made by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, a party, a lien claimant, or an attorney or other agent of record.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Section 5316, Labor Code.

 HISTORY 
   
1. Amendment of section heading and section filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to  Government Code section11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).

2. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only (Register 2008, No. 47).

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