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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 10. Medical Examiners

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§10718. Prohibited Communication.

All correspondence concerning the examination and reports of a physician appointed pursuant to Labor Code Section 5701 or 5703.5 shall be made through the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and no party, attorney or representative shall communicate with that physician with respect to the merits of the case unless ordered to do so by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5701 and 5703.5, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. 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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