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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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9779.45. Minimum Periods of Enrollment.



Pursuant to Labor Code Section 4600.3:

(a) An employee whose employer does not offer non-occupational health coverage under a plan established pursuant to collective bargaining, and does not offer to pay more than one-half the cost of non-occupational health coverage for that employee under another plan, may be treated for occupational injuries and illnesses by a physician of the employee's choosing after 90 days from the date the injury was reported.

(b) An employee whose employer offers non-occupational health coverage under a plan established pursuant to collective bargaining, or offers to pay more than one-half the cost of non-occupational health coverage for that employee under another plan, may be treated for occupational injuries and illnesses by a physician of the employee's choosing after 180 days from the date the injury was reported or upon the date of contract renewal or open enrollment of the health care organization, whichever occurs first, but in no case until 90 days from the date the injury was reported.

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 133, 4600.3, 4600.5, 4603.5 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4600, 4600.3 and 4600.5, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 5-17-99; operative 5-17-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 21).

2. Repealer 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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