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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Article 4.5. Minimum Time Guidelines
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR
§49.6. Pulmonary evaluation.
A medical evaluation concerning a claim for pulmonary injury (whether specific or cumulative in nature) shall not be completed by a QME in fewer than 30 minutes of face to face time. Thirty minutes is the minimum allowable face to face time for an uncomplicated evaluation. The evaluator shall state in the evaluation report the amount of face to face time actually spent with the injured worker and explain in detail any variance below the minimum amount of face to face time stated in this regulation.
|| Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2(j) and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.2, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4062.1, 4062.2, 4067, 4628 and 4660, Labor Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 149.6 to new section 49.6 filed 8-31-94 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Codeof Regulations (Register 94, No. 35).
2. Amendment of section and Note filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).
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