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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Article 5. QME Reappointment
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR
§54. Reappointment: Evaluations Rejected by Appeals Board.
The Administrative Director may deny reappointment to any QME who has had more than five evaluations rejected by a Workers' Compensation Judge or the Appeals Board originally submitted at a contested hearing. The rejection shall be based on the failure of the QME's evaluation to prove or disprove a contested issue or failure to comply with guidelines promulgated by the Administrative Director pursuant to Labor Code section 139.2(j)(2), (3), (4) or (5). A specific finding must become final and the time for appeal must have expired before any rejected evaluation shall be counted as one of the five rejections.
|| Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.2(d) and 139.2(j)(6), Labor Code.
1. New section filed 5-9-91; operative 5-9-91 (Register 91, No. 26). New section is exempt from review by OAL pursuant to Government Code section11351(a).
2. Repealer filed 8-1-94; operative 8-31-94 (Register 94, No. 31).
3. Renumbering of former section 52 to section 54 filed 4-14-2000; operative 5-14-2000 (Register 2000, No. 15).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).
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