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December 15, 2008


New Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board rules of practice and procedure became effective Nov. 17, 2008

Changes to the rules of practice and procedure of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) went into effect Nov. 17, 2008 and are now posted on the WCAB’s Web site at

There are numerous changes to the rules, some highlights of which include:

The above summary does not include all of the new, amended, or repealed rules, nor does it purport to fully cover all new or amended provisions. Members of the workers’ compensation community are encouraged to go to the WCAB and DWC Web sites to review the complete copies of the new rules of the WCAB and court administrator to adequately familiarize themselves with all of the changes. Any previously existing WCAB rules that were not amended or repealed still remain in full force and effect. In its formal notice and public comment rulemaking proceedings, the WCAB had proposed to add rule 10610, regarding the admissibility and service of reports from non-medical experts.  However, in light of the numerous adverse public comments the WCAB received, the WCAB decided not to adopt proposed rule 10610 and instead withdrew it.