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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 8.1. Workers' Compensation Advertising by Non-Attorneys and Non-Physicians; Prohibition of False or Misleading Advertising

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§9830. Information Supplied to Referral Panelists.

Each advertiser of workers' compensation referral services shall give each referral panelist a copy of each advertisement it will use to refer clients to the panelist, on or before the date the advertisement is published. The advertiser shall notify the panelist in writing, with the copy of the advertisement, that the panelist may object to the advertiser's using that advertisement to attract or refer clients to the panelist. If a panelist notifies the service that (s)he objects to the advertisement, the service shall not refer any clients who respond to that advertisement to a panelist who objected to it.

The advertiser shall maintain written records of each objection to an advertisement, containing a copy of the advertisement, the identity of the panelist who objected to it, and the date of the objection. During the period any objection is in force to an advertisement then being published, the advertiser shall ask each respondent to identify the advertisement to which the person is responding, and shall not refer the respondent to any panelist who objected to that advertisement.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 59, 133, 139.43(b) and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 7, 139.43(a), (b), (d), 139.45 and 5430-5434, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 12-31-93; operative 1-1-94. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 93, No. 53).

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