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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR
Article 2. QME Eligibility

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17. Fee Schedule for QME.


(a) All physicians seeking QME status shall be required to pay to the Workers' Compensation Administration Revolving Fund, the following fee:

(1) QMEs performing 0-10 comprehensive medical-legal evaluations, $110 during each of the years or any part of a year the physician retains his or her eligibility on the approved QME list.

(2) QMEs performing 11-24 comprehensive medical-legal evaluations, $125 during each of the years or any part of a year the physician retains his or her eligibility on the approved QME list.

(3) QMEs performing 25 or more comprehensive medical-legal evaluations, $250 during each of the years or any part of a year the physician retains his or her eligibility on the approved QME list.

(b) The Administrative Director may waive or return the statutory fee in the amount of $110 for the completion of a survey of QMEs to validate the QME competency examination. The term “completion of the survey” means the return of the survey to the testing agency designated by the Administrative Director on or before the date for the return of the survey.

(c) At the time of paying the appropriate QME annual fee, each QME shall also complete and forward to the Medical Director with the annual fee a completed QME SFI Form 124, providing updated information about the QME's specified financial interests as defined in section 29 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

Note: Authority cited: Section 133, 139.2 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section139.2, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 4-9-93 as an emergency; operative 4-9-93 (Register 93, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 8-9-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Editorial correction amending Note (Register 93, No. 17).

3. New section refiled 9-16-93 with amendments as an emergency; operative 9-16-93 (Register 93, No. 38). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 1-14-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Certificate of Compliance as to 9-16-93 order including amendments transmitted to OAL 10-28-93 and filed 12-14-93 (Register 93, No. 51).

5. Renumbering former section 17 to new section 19 filed 4-14-2000; operative 5-14-2000 (Register 2000, No. 15).

6. Renumbering of former section 15 to section 17 filed 4-14-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 15).

7. New subsection (c) and amendment of Note filed 2-14-2002 as an emergency; operative 2-14-2002 (Register 2002, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-14-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

8. Amendment of section and Note filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).

9. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 12-31-2012 as an emergency; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(d) (Register 2013, No. 1). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-1-2013 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Amendment of subsection (b) refiled 7-1-2013 as an emergency; operative 7-1-2013 (Register 2013, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2013 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

11. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-1-2013 order, including repealer of subsection (b) and subsection relettering, transmitted to OAL 8-2-2013 and filed 9-16-2013; amendment operative 9-16-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2013, No. 38).



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