This Article is being adopted to implement Section 139.6 and Article 2.5 of Part 4 of Division 4 of the Labor Code by providing that the State, through the Division of Workers' Compensation, establish an affirmative impartial service to employees, employers, claims administrators, labor unions, medical providers, and all others subject to or interested in the workers' compensation laws of the State of California. This service shall be provided so that all such parties are informed of the provisions of the workers' compensation laws, that benefits due are paid promptly, that disputes and misunderstandings are resolved informally insofar as possible, and that premature and unnecessary litigation be minimized.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.6, 5307.3 and 5450, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5450-5455, Labor Code.
1. Amendment filed 2-16-95; operative 2-16-95. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 95, No. 7).