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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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§9788.9. Charges for Services of Second Opinion Physician and Agreed Second Opinion Physician


Payment for the services of the second opinion physician shall be made by the employer. The fee shall be:

(a) if the physician examines the injured worker, the same as the fee allowed under Section 9795 for a Basic Comprehensive Medical-Legal Evaluation, without modifiers which might otherwise be allowed under Section 9795(d); or,

(b) if the physician does not examine the injured worker, one half of the fee allowed under Section 9795 for a Basic Comprehensive Medical-Legal Evaluation, without modifiers which might otherwise be allowed under Section 9795(d).

NOTE

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

HISTORY

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 A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-1-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.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 transmitted to OAL 11-1-2004 and filed 12-15-2004 (Register 2004, No. 51).


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