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Release Number: 2022-90
Date: October 24, 2022

DWC Posts Draft Regulations Updating EAMS Rules to Online Forum for Public Comment

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted proposed changes to its Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) Rules to its online forum where members of the public may review and comment on the proposals.

These Rules have not been updated since 2012. The proposed updates allow for submission of documents with electronic signatures, consistent with Government Code and Secretary of State Regulations authorizing digital signatures on communications with public entities. The proposed updates also allow for electronic filing and service of all WCAB case related documents in EAMS rather than requiring service by mail.

The proposed changes will update the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Chapter 4.5, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Subchapter 1.8.5, Electronic Adjudication Management System Rules, Sections 10205.4, 10205.5, 10205.6, 10205.9, 10205.10, 10205.11, 10205.12, 10206.1 and 10206.2.

These proposed changes will increase the efficiency of EAMS for stakeholders and will significantly reduce costs to both DWC, parties and members of the public by decreasing expenditures on paper and postage.

The forum can be found online on the DWC forums web page under “current forums.” Comments will be accepted on the forum until 5 p.m. on November 4, 2022.