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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 20. Review of Administrative Orders
§10953. Petition Appealing Audit Penalty Assessment-- Labor Code Section
(a) An insurer, self-insured employer, or third-party administrator may appeal a civil penalty assessment issued pursuant to subdivision (g) of Labor Code section 129.5 by filing a petition with any district office or with the Appeals Board in San Francisco, in the same time and manner as provided by the Labor Code and Rule 10840 et seq. for the filing of a petition for reconsideration, except that a copy of the petition also shall be served on the Administrative Director. The petition shall be accompanied by a completed document cover sheet.
(b) The Administrative Director may answer the petition in the same time and manner provided for the filing of an answer to a petition for reconsideration.
(c) After the filing of a petition appealing a civil penalty assessment issued pursuant to Labor Code section 129.5(g), an adjudication case will be created and an adjudication case number will be assigned. The adjudication case number will be served by the Appeals Board on the Administrative Director and on the parties and attorneys listed on the proof of service to the petition.
(d) Within 15 days after the Administrative Director receives a copy of petition appealing a civil penalty assessment issued pursuant to Labor Code section 129.5(g), the Administrative Director shall submit to the Appeals Board in San Francisco a certified copy of the complete record of proceedings created by the Administrative Director in accordance with Article 6 of the Administrative Director's rules (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8, § 10113 et seq.) The certified copy of the record shall include, but shall not necessarily be limited to: (1) the Order to Show Cause Re: Assessment of Civil Penalty and Notice of Hearing; (2) the Answer to the Order to Show Cause; (3) any amended complaint or supplemental Order to Show Cause that may have been issued, and any Amended Answer filed in response thereto; (4) any pre-hearing written statement filed by the claims administrator; (5) any pre-hearing Minutes and pre-hearing Orders; (6) the Minutes of any Hearing, a transcript or summary of any oral testimony offered at the hearing, any documentary evidence or affidavits offered at the hearing; and (7) the Administrative Director's written Determination and statement of the basis for the Determination. The original record of the proceedings conducted pursuant to Labor Code section 129.5(g) shall not be filed.
(e) The Appeals Board may scan the appeal, any answer, and the photocopied record of the Administrative Director's proceedings into the adjudication file within EAMS. Upon scanning, the paper documents may be destroyed.
(f) The Appeals Board shall determine the appeal using the record created by the Administrative Director in accordance with Article 6 of the Administrative Director's rules (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8, § 10113 et seq.) The Administrative Director's record shall be deemed part of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's record of proceedings under section 10750.
|| Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Section 129.5(g), Labor Code.
1. New section filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).
2. Amendment of 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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