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Title 8. Industrial Relations
Division 1. Department of Industrial Relations
Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1.8.5. Electronic Adjudication Management System Rules
Article 6. Access to Records and Retention of Records

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§10208.6. Prohibitions on Document Inspection.

The following documents shall not be made available for inspection by any person:

(a) Decisions, reports, opinions, orders, recommendations and other documents that are in the process of preparation, or, although fully prepared, have not yet been signed and filed.

(b) Ratings that have not yet been served.

(c) The working papers, personal notes, deliberation records, and other private notations made by a workers' compensation administrative law judge, commissioner, deputy commissioner or appeals board attorney or legal assistant in the course of hearing or deliberation relating to the case.

(d) Any legal memorandum or analysis prepared by a workers' compensation administrative law judge, commissioner, deputy commissioner, appeals board attorney or legal assistant to assist a workers' compensation administrative law judge, deputy commissioner or commissioner in his or her deliberations concerning a case.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 111, 133 and 5307.3, Labor Code; Section 6253.4, Government Code; and Stats. 2011, c. 559, §17 (A.B. 1426). Reference: Sections 126, 127 and 138.7, Labor Code.


1. Renumbering of former section 10271 to new section 10208.6, including amendment of section and Note, filed 12-10-2012 as a change without regulatory effect pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations by the Division of Workers' Compensation and as a file and print by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2012, No. 50).

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