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

Article 6. QME Discipline
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§63. Denial of Appointment or Reappointment.

(a) Whenever the Administrative Director determines that an application for appointment or reappointment as a Qualified Medical Evaluator will be denied, the Administrative Director shall:
  (1) Notify the applicant in writing of the decision to deny the application and the reasons for the denial; and  

  (2) Provide notice that if the applicant submits a specific, written response to the notice of denial within thirty (30) days, the Administrative Director will review the decision to deny the application, and within sixty (60) days of receipt of the response notify the applicant of the Administrative Director's final decision.  

(b) If the applicant fails to submit a specific, written response to the notice of denial within thirty (30) days, the decision to deny shall become final without any further notice.

(c) If the applicant submits a specific, written response, and the Administrative Director's final decision is that the application should be denied, notice of the final decision shall be provided to the applicant by means of a statement of issues and notice of right to hearing under Chapter 5 (commencing with section 11500) of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(d) All notices and response under this section shall be made by certified mail.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2(f) and 5307.3, Labor Code; Section 11500 et seq., Government Code. Reference: Section 139.2, Labor Code.  

 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).

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