(a) Except as otherwise provided by sections 10840 or 10865, all documents filed in connection with any petition for reconsideration, petition for removal, petition for disqualification or any other matter pending before the Appeals Board shall comply with the requirements of sections 10205.10, 10205.12, 10227, 10230, 10235, and 10236, including but not limited to the 25-page limitation of section 10205.12(a)(10), except that any supplemental petition or answer allowed by the Appeals Board under section 10848 shall not exceed ten pages. Any verification, proof of service, exhibit, or document cover sheet filed with the petition or answer shall not be counted in determining the page limitation.
(b) Upon its own motion, or upon a clear and convincing showing of good cause, the Appeals Board may allow the filing of a petition, answer, or supplemental petition or answer that does not comply with the provisions of subdivision (a), including but not limited to the page limitations. A request to exceed the page limitations shall be made by a separate petition, made under penalty of perjury, that specifically sets forth the facts or other reasons why the request should be granted.
(c) A document that has been sent directly to the Appeals Board by fax or e-mail will not be accepted for filing, unless otherwise ordered by the Appeals Board.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5310, 5311, 5900 and 5905, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only (Register 2008, No. 47).
2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 9-23-2013; operative 10-23-2013. Submitted as a file and print by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2013, No. 39).