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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR

Article 15. Fraudulent or Misleading Advertising
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§157. Determinations.

(a) If, after reviewing the physician's advertising copy and the physician's answer to the complaint, the Medical Director determines that the advertising copy violates Business and Professions Code section 651, or these regulations and that the physician is currently a Qualified Medical Evaluator, the disciplinary and hearing procedures set forth in sections 60 through 65 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations shall apply. The Medical Director shall forward a copy of any final decision of such violations to the physician's licensing board for such proceedings as that board may deem proper.
(b) If the Medical Director determines that the physician subject to the investigation currently is not a QME, the Medical Director shall forward a copy of the preliminary determination, the complaint, and all supporting documentation to the appropriate physician's licensing board for such proceedings as that board may deem proper.
     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.4, 139.45 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.4 and 139.45, Labor Code.  

 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 3-31-93; operative 4-30-93 (Register 93, No. 14).

2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b), repealer of subsections (c)-(d)(6) and amendment of Note filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).

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