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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 1.6. Ethical Standards of Workers' Compensation Referees; Enforcement of Standards

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§9721.31. Financial Interests in Educational Programs.

(a) A workers' compensation administrative law judge may not have an ownership interest in, nor may the workers' compensation administrative law judge receive a percentage of revenue or any other contingent economic interest relating to, educational programs servicing the workers' compensation community.

(b) As used in this section, "percentage of revenues or any other contingent financial interest" does not include:

  (1) Usual and customary royalties or residuals paid by commercial publishers in the normal course of business, provided that the publisher does not appear before the workers' compensation administrative law judge in question.  


  (2) Usual and customary royalties or residuals earned by a workers' compensation administrative law judge who self-publishes or owns the company that publishes his or her work, provided that the book is not available for purchase or delivery at any office of the Division of Workers' Compensation and is not sold or distributed by any Division of Workers' Compensation employee on behalf of the workers' administrative law judge. Any workers' compensation administrative law judge who self-publishes or owns the company that publishes his or her work has the responsibility to submit to the Court Administrator, or his or her designee, for approval a proposed plan that complies with this subdivision. If there is no Court Administrator, then the workers' compensation administrative law judge shall submit the proposed plan to the Administrative Director.  


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 123.6, 133 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 111 and 123.6, Labor Code.  

 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 11-30-95; operative 12-1-95. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 95, No. 48).

2. Amendment filed 8-25-2008; operative 9-24-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35).

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