(b) If the Administrative Director determines that a physician does not meet the qualifications, he/she shall notify the physician by mail that the physician's contract application is not accepted and the reason for the rejection.
(c) A physician whose contract application has not been accepted may reapply.
(d) If the Administrative Director denies a physician's contract application following at least two subsequent submissions, the physician may seek further review of the Administrative Director's decision by filing an appeal with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and serving a copy on the Administrative Director, within twenty days after receipt of the denial.
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 A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 5-2-2005 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.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,