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

Article 4. Evaluation Procedures
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§46.1. 1 Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foot and Ankle Disability Appendix B

Subjective disability should be described in terms of location, degree, frequency, and precipitating activity. Terms describing degree and frequency are taken to have the following meanings:

Degree:

Minimal or mild pain constitutes an annoyance, but causes no handicap in the performance of activity.

Slight pain can be tolerated but causes some handicap in the performance of precipitating activity.

Moderate pain can be tolerated but causes marked handicap in the performance of precipitating activity.

Severe pain precludes precipitating activity

Frequency:

Occasional -- approximately 25% of the time

Intermittent -- approximately 50% of the time

Frequent -- approximately 75% of the time

Constant -- approximately 100% of the time

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 139, 139.2, 4060, 4061 and 4062, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139, 139.2, 4060, 4061, 4061.5 and 4062, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section and appendices A-C filed 1-8-2003; operative 2-7-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).


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