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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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§10510. Service on Represented Employees or Dependents and on Attorneys or Agents.

(a) All orders, decisions, findings, awards, minutes of hearing, notices of hearing, correspondence, and any other documents issued by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, including those being served by designated service in accordance with section 10500, shall be served on:

(1) the injured employee or any dependent(s) of a deceased employee, whether or not the employee or dependent is represented by an attorney or other agent of record;

(2) each attorney or other agent of record of the injured employee or any dependent(s) of a deceased employee; and

(3) each attorney or other agent of record for any other affected party or affected lien claimant, unless that party or lien claimant is unrepresented, in which event service shall be made directly on the party or lien claimant.

(b) Except for designated service under section 10500 or as otherwise provided by these rules, service by any party or lien claimant shall be made on the attorney(s) or agent(s) of record of each other affected party or affected lien claimant, unless that party or lien claimant is unrepresented, in which event service shall be made directly on the party or lien claimant. Except as provided in section 10500, or as otherwise ordered by a workers' compensation judge or the Appeals Board, no party or lien claimant shall be required to serve any document on the injured employee or any dependent(s) of a deceased employee, if the employee or dependent is represented by an attorney or other agent of record.

(c) Nothing in this rule shall preclude more comprehensive service, either as ordered by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board or in the discretion of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board or the parties.


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

 HISTORY 
   
1. Amendment filed 12-23-93; operative 1-1-94.  Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 93, No. 52).

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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