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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Article 6. QME Discipline
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR
(a) A physician on probationary status from his or her licensing authority may be placed on probationary status by the Administrative Director in its discretion in accordance with Sanction Guidelines for Qualified Medical Evaluators under section 65 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
(b) A QME on probationary status may be required to report periodically to the Medical Director to ensure compliance with any conditions of probation that have been imposed by the Administrative Director. These conditions may include the completion of specific courses and training.
(c) A QME shall be deemed to have passed probation and be eligible for reappointment if he or she has complied with the conditions imposed by the Administrative Director during the probation period, and meets the requirements for reappointment in accordance with Article 5.
(d) A QME shall be deemed to have failed probation if upon completion of the probation period it is determined that he or she has not complied with the conditions imposed by the Administrative Director during the probation period, and/or has failed to meet the requirements for reappointment in accordance with Article 5.
(e) The Administrative Director shall terminate probation, which shall be equivalent to a failure to pass probation, before completion of the probation period if during the probation period it is determined that a QME has not complied with the conditions of probation.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.2, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4062.1, 4062.2, 4067 and 4628, Labor Code.
1. Renumbering of former section 53 to new section 62, new subsection (a) and subsection relettering, and amendment of subsections (c) and (d) filed 8-23-96; operative 9-22-96 (Register 96, No. 34).
2. Amendment of subsections (a), (c) and (d) 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).
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