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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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§10564. Interpreters.

Subject to the Rules of the Administrative Director, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board may in any case appoint an interpreter and fix the interpreter's compensation. It shall be the responsibility of any party producing a witness requiring an interpreter to arrange for the presence of a qualified interpreter.

For injuries before January 1, 1994, interpreter's fees that are reasonably, actually and necessarily incurred and that are not allowed under Labor Code Section 4600 shall be allowed as costs under Labor Code Section 5811. Recovery shall be allowed in the amount charged by the interpreter unless:

(1) proof of unreasonableness is entered by the party contesting the reasonableness of the charge, or

(2) the charge is manifestly unreasonable.

For injuries on or after January 1, 1994, interpreter's fees that are reasonably, actually and necessarily incurred shall be allowed as provided by Labor Code Sections 4600, 5710 and 5811 as amended July 16, 1993. Interpreter's fees as defined in Labor Code section 4620, that are reasonably, actually and necessarily incurred as provided in Labor Code section 4621, shall be allowed in accordance with the fee schedule set by the Administrative Director.

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4600, 4621, 5710 and 5811, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment of section and Note 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 and Note 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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