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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 17. Reconsideration

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§10866. Reconsideration of Arbitrator's Decisions or Awards Made Pursuant to the Mandatory or Voluntary Arbitration Provisions of Labor Code Sections 5270 through 5275.


(a) Any final order, decision or award filed by an arbitrator under the mandatory or voluntary arbitration provisions of Labor Code Sections 5270 through 5275 shall be subject to the reconsideration process as set forth in Labor Code Sections 5900 through 5911 and Rules 10842 through 10850. The parties, respectively, shall serve the arbitrator with the petition for reconsideration and the answer.

(b) A petition for reconsideration from any final order, decision or award filed by an arbitrator under the mandatory or voluntary arbitration provisions of Labor Code sections 5270 through 5275, and any answer to such a petition, may be filed with any district office or with the office of the Appeals Board in San Francisco. Duplicate copies of petitions filed with a district office shall not also be filed with any other district office or with the Appeals Board in San Francisco.

(c) When a petition for reconsideration is filed from any final order, decision or award made by an arbitrator under Labor Code Sections 5270 through 5275, the arbitrator shall prepare and serve a report on reconsideration as provided in Rule 10860. Upon completion of the report on reconsideration, the arbitrator shall concurrently forward the arbitrator's original report and a photocopy of the complete arbitration file directly to the presiding workers' compensation judge of the district office having venue over the matter. Upon receipt of the arbitrator's original report and the photocopy of the arbitration file, the district office shall scan the report and the photocopied file into the EAMS adjudication file and, after scanning, shall destroy these documents. Thereafter, the adjudication file shall be electronically transferred to the Appeals Board for action on the petition for reconsideration or, to the extent that the adjudication file is in paper form, the file shall be delivered to the Appeals Board.

(d) The petition for reconsideration, any answer, and the arbitration record shall be deemed part of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's record of proceedings under section 10750.

(e) The costs of photocopying the arbitrator's file shall be reimbursed to the arbitrator in accordance with the provisions of Labor Code section 5273, within 30 days after the liable party or parties receives the arbitrator's billing for those costs.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5273, 5275, 5277(c) and 5900-5911, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section 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 section11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).

3. 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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