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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 22. Arbitration

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§ 10996. Voluntary Arbitration.

(a) At any time, the parties may agree to submit any issue for arbitration pursuant to Labor Code section 5275(b), by submitting an arbitration submittal form that indicates that the parties have selected an arbitrator pursuant to Labor Code section 5271(a), and by filing an application for adjudication if one has not been previously filed.
(b) Within six (6) days of receipt of the arbitration submittal form, the presiding workers' compensation judge shall order the issues in dispute submitted for arbitration pursuant to Labor Code sections 5272, 5273, 5276 and 5277.
(c) If the parties are unable to agree to an arbitrator under Labor Code section 5271(a), the parties may agree to follow the procedures for selecting an arbitrator under Labor Code section 5271(b) and (c), as set forth in section 10995.
(d) The parties shall provide all necessary materials to the arbitrator.
(e) A copy of any final decision, order or award from the arbitrator, together with a copy of the record developed as set forth in Labor Code sections 5276 and 5277, shall be filed with the presiding judge of the district office having venue. The district office shall scan the copies of the arbitrator's decision, order or award and the record into the EAMS adjudication file and, after scanning, shall destroy the copies.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5270-5278, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 10-14-2014; operative 1-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 42). For prior history, see Register 2008, No. 47.

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