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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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§10133.59. The Administrative Director's List of Vocational Return to Work Counselors.

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

(b) The Administrative Director shall maintain a list of Vocational & Return to Work Counselors (VRTWC) who perform the work of assisting injured employees. A VRTWC who meets the qualifications specified in Section 10133.50(a)(15) must apply to the Administrative Director to be included on the list throughout the year. The list shall be reviewed and revised on a yearly basis, and shall be made available on the website or upon request.

(c) The injured employee may select a Vocational & Return to Work Counselor whenever the assistance of a Vocational & Return to Work Counselor is needed to facilitate an employee's vocational training or return to work in connection with the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit set forth in this Article.

(d) The injured employee shall be responsible for providing the VRTWC with any necessary medical reports. However, a claims administrator shall provide a VRTWC with any medical reports, including permanent and stationary medical reports, upon an employee's written request and a signed release waiver.

(e) The VRTWC shall communicate with the injured employee regarding the evaluation.


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


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

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