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

Article 3. Assignment of Qualified Medical Evaluators, Evaluation Procedure
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32. Consultations.

(a) In any case where an acupuncturist has been selected by the injured worker from a three-member panel and an issue of disability is in dispute, the acupuncturist shall notify the parties to the examination that another specialty is required to determine disability and refer the parties to the Medical Unit to request an additional panel pursuant to section 31.7(b) (2). The acupuncturist shall evaluate all other issues as required for a complete evaluation.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision 32(a) above, no QME may obtain a consultation for the purpose of obtaining an opinion regarding permanent disability and apportionment consistent with the requirements of Labor Code sections 4660 through 4664 and the AMA Guides.

NOTE: Form referred to above is available at no charge by downloading from the web at www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/forms.html or by requesting at 1-800-794-6900.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2, 4061, 4062, 4064, 5307.3 and 5703.5, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 3209.3, 4061, 4062, 4062.1, 4062.2, 4064, 4067 and 5703.5, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 8-1-94; operative 8-31-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

2. Renumbering of former section 32 to new section 30.5 and renumbering and amendment of former section 32.5 to section 32 filed 4-14-2000; operative 5-14-2000 (Register 2000, No. 15).

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

4. Amendment of section heading and section filed 9-16-2013; operative 9-16-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2013, No. 38).

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