(a) Upon receipt of the QME fees and review by the Administrative Director to ensure current compliance with section 139.2 of Labor Code and any other applicable regulations promulgated by the Administrative Director concerning QME eligibility, the Administrative Director shall within 45 days send to the physician a Qualified Medical Evaluator certificate. The QME certificate shall be displayed in a conspicuous manner at the QME's office location at all times during the period the QME is appointed by the Administrative Director to conduct evaluations.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any physician who has been terminated or suspended from the QME list or who has failed to pay the required QME fee pursuant to sections 17 and 18 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations to display a Qualified Medical Evaluator certificate.
|Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section139.2, Labor Code.|