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Division 1. Department of Industrial Relations
Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1.5. Injuries on or After January 1, 1990
Article 7.5. Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit

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§10133.54. Dispute Resolution.

(a) This section and section 10133.55 shall only apply to injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2004.

(b) When there is a dispute regarding the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit, the employee, or claims administrator may request the administrative director to resolve the dispute.

(c) The party requesting the administrative director to resolve the dispute shall:

  (1) Complete Form DWC-AD 10133.55 "Request for Dispute Resolution before the Administrative Director;"  


  (2) Clearly state the issue(s) and identify supporting information for each issue and position;  


  (3) Attach all pertinent documents;  


  (4) Submit a copy of the request and all attached documents to the administrative director and serve a copy of the request and all attached documents on all parties; and  


  (5) Attach a signed and dated proof of service to the Form DWC-AD 10133.55 "Request for Dispute Resolution before the Administrative Director."  


(d) The opposing party shall have twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the proof of service of the Request to submit the original response and all attached documents to the administrative director and serve a copy of the response and all attached documents on all parties.

(e) The administrative director or his or her designee may request additional information from the parties.

(f) The administrative director or his or her designee shall issue a written determination and order based solely on the request, response, and any attached documents within thirty (30) calendar days of the date the opposing party's response and supporting information is due. If the administrative director or his or her designee requests additional information, the written determination shall be issued within thirty (30) calendar days from the receipt of the additional information. In the event no decision is issued within sixty (60) calendar days of the date the opposing party's response is due or within sixty (60) calendar days of the administrative director's receipt of the requested additional information, whichever is later, the request shall be deemed to be denied.

(g) Either party may appeal the determination and order of the administrative director by filing a written petition together with a declaration of readiness to proceed pursuant to section 10250 within twenty calendar days of the issuance of the decision or within twenty days after a request is deemed denied pursuant to subdivision (f). The petition shall set forth the specific factual and/or legal reason(s) for the appeal as set forth in section 10294.5 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4658.5 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4658.5 and 4658.6, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 6-6-2005; operative 8-1-2005 (Register 2005, No. 23).

2. Amendment filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008 pursuant to  GovernmentCode section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 47).

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