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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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§47. Method of Evaluation of Immunologic Disability.

(a) For all claims before January 1, 2005, not subject to section 47(b), the method of measuring the immunologic elements of disability shall be set forth below in the "Guidelines for Immunologic Testing" as adopted by the Industrial Medical Council on March 17, 1994. The full text of this document id available on the web at no charge at www.dir.ca.gov/IMC/guidelines.html or by calling the Medical Unit at 1-800-794-6900.

(b) For all claims having dates of injury on or after January 1, 2005, and for those compensable claims arising before January 1, 2005, where there has been either no comprehensive medical-legal report or no report by a treating physician indicating the existence of permanent disability, or when the employer is not required to provide the notice required by section 4061 to the injured worker, the method of measuring the immunological elements of impairment shall be described in the American Medical Association, Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment [Fifth Edition] (AMA Guides). Permanent disability shall be described by applying the provisions of the Permanent Disability Rating Schedule adopted by the Administrative Director pursuant to section 9805 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

   Note: Authority cited: Section 139.2(j)(2), Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.2(j)(2), 4060, 4061 and 4062, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 5-23-94; operative 6-22-94 (Register 94, No. 21).

2. Amendment of Note filed 4-14-2000; operative 5-14-2000 (Register 2000,  No. 15).

3. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 7-12-2001 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2001,  No. 28). Pursuant to this filing, material adopted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act that had previously been incorporated by reference in the California Code of Regulations was instead printed in full in the California Code of Regulations.

4. Amendment filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).

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