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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 8. Hearings

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§10550. Proper Identification of the Parties and Lien Claimants.

Whenever any party or lien claimant (or any attorney or other representative for a party or lien claimant) either (i) files any Application for Adjudication, Answer, stipulated Findings and Award, Compromise and Release, lien claim, petition or other pleading with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board or (ii) states its appearance on the record at any hearing before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (including but not limited to stating its appearance on any pretrial conference statement, appearance sheet, or minutes of hearing), the party or lien claimant, or its attorney or other representative, shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) each party or lien claimant shall set forth its full legal name, and each attorney or other representative shall set forth the full legal name(s) of the party or parties he, she, or it is representing;

(b) if an adjusting agent or third-party claims administrator is appearing, it shall disclose: (1) whether it is appearing on behalf of an employer, an insurance carrier, or both; (2) the identity or identities of the party or parties it is representing; and (3) if it is representing an insurance carrier, whether the policy includes a high self-insured retention, a large deductible, or any other provision that affects the identity of the entity or entities actually liable for the payment of compensation;

(c) if an insurance carrier is appearing, it shall disclose: (1) whether it is appearing solely on its behalf, or also on behalf the insured employer; and (2) whether its policy includes a high self-insured retention, a large deductible, or any other provision that affects the identity of the entity actually liable for the payment of compensation; and

(d) if a lien claim is being filed or amended, or if a lien claimant is appearing, the lien claimant shall state whether it is the original owner of the alleged debt or whether it has purchased the alleged debt from the original owner or some subsequent purchaser.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 3755-3759, 4903.1(c), 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5500, 5502, 5503, 5505, 5702 and 5709, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only (Register 2008, No. 47).

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