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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director - Administrative Rules
Article 12. Document Copy and Electronic Transaction Fees

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§ 9983. Fees for Copy and Related Services.

The reasonable maximum fees, not including sales tax, payable for copy and related services are as follows:
(a) A $180 flat fee for a set of records, from a single custodian of records, which includes, but is not limited to mileage, postage, pickup and delivery, phone calls, repeat visits to the record source and records locators, page numbering, witness fees for delivery of records, check fees, fees for release of information services, service of the subpoena, shipping and handling, and subpoena preparation.
(b) $75 in the event of cancellation after a subpoena or request for records by authorization has been issued but before records are produced, or for a certificate of no records.
(c) $20 for records obtained from the Employment Development Department.
(d) $30 for records obtained from the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.
(e) Release of information services of witness costs for the retrieval and return of physical records held offsite by a third party are included in the flat fee. Disputes over the production of records may be resolved by filing a petition with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board or by filing a petition with the superior court pursuant to Labor Code section 132. Release of information services of witness costs for retrieval and return of physical records held offsite by a third party are governed by Evidence Code Section 1563.
(f) In addition to the flat fee, the following separate fees apply:
(1) Ten cents ($.10) per page for copies above 500 pages.
(2) $5.00 for each additional set of records in electronic form ordered within 30 days of the subpoena, or $30 if ordered after 30 days and the copy is retained by the registered photocopier. If the injured worker requests an additional set of records in electronic form ordered within 30 days of the subpoena , the claims administrator is liable for one additional set of records in electronic form for no more than $5.00 for the additional set of records if ordered within 30 days and for no more than $30 if ordered after 30 days and the copy is retained by the registered photocopier. All other additional sets of records are payable by the party ordering the additional set.
(3) X-rays and scans are to be paid at $10.26 per sheet, and $3 per CD of X-rays and scans.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5307.9, Labor Code. Reference: Section 5307.9, Labor Code; and Section 1563, Evidence Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 4-30-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 18).

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