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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 3.6. Independent Medical Review

New Query

§9768.16. Adoption of Decision.

(a) The Administrative Director shall immediately adopt the determination of the Independent Medical Reviewer and issue a written decision within 5 business days of receipt of the report.

(b) The parties may appeal the Administrative Director's written decision by filing a petition with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and serving a copy on the Administrative Director, within twenty days after receipt of the decision.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 4616, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4616.4 and 5300(f), Labor Code.


1. New section filed 12-31-2004 as an emergency; operative 1-1-2005 (Register 2004, No. 53). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 5-2-2005 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Certificate of Compliance as to 12-31-2004 order, including amendment of subsection (a), transmitted to OAL 4-29-2005 and filed 6-10-2005 (Register 2005, No. 23).

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