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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 5.1 . Spinal Second Opinion Procedure

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§9788.3. Application Procedures.

Physicians seeking to serve as a second opinion physician shall:

(a) Make application to the Administrative Director on the form prescribed by the Administrative Director in Section 9788.31.

(b) Furnish certified copies of their board certification and hospital privileges, and shall submit other documentation of their qualifications as the Administrative Director may require.

(c) Both after making application, and after being notified by the Administrative Director that the application has been accepted, the physician shall keep the Administrative Director informed of any change of address, telephone, or fax number.

(d) The physician shall also notify the Administrative Director within 10 days, if the California Medical Board, or any other state medical board from whom the physician is licensed, files any accusation or charges against the physician, or imposes any discipline.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4062(b) and 4600, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 7-2-2004 as an emergency; operative 7-2-2004 (Register 2004, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-1-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-2-2004 order, including new subsection (d), transmitted to OAL 11-1-2004 and filed 12-15-2004 (Register 2004, No. 51).

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