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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 4. Certification Standards for Health Care Organizations

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§9771.66 Deceptive Advertising.

Without limitation upon the meaning of Section 4600.6 of the Code, an advertisement or other consumer information is untrue, misleading or deceptive if:

(a) It represents that payment is provided in full for the charge for workers' compensation health care other than in accordance with what is required under the Labor Code.

(b) It represents that payment is provided for the customary charges for workers' compensation health care other than in accordance with what is required under the Labor Code.

(c) It represents that the organization, firm or solicitor or any provider or other person associated therewith is licensed or regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care or Administrative Director or other governmental agency, unless such statement is required by law or regulation or unless such statement is accompanied by a satisfactory statement which counters any inference that such licensing or regulation is an assurance of financial soundness or the quality or extent of workers' compensation health care.

NOTE

Authority cited: Stats. 1997, Ch. 346, Section 5. Reference: Sections 4600.3, 4500.5 and 4600.6, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 4-15-98; operative 4-15-98. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Stats. 1997, Ch. 346, Section 5 (Register 98, No. 16).

2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 1-9-2003; operative 1-9-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 2).

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