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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 9. Filing and Service of Documents

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§ 10625. Service by Parties.

(a) Service shall be made on the attorney or agent of record of each affected party unless that party is unrepresented, in which event service shall be made directly on the party, except as otherwise provided by these rules or ordered or allowed by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
(b) A document may be served using the following methods:
(1) Personal service;
(2) Electronic service;
(3) First class mail; or
(4) An alternative method that will effect service that is equivalent to or more expeditious than first class mail; or
(5) Another method if the serving and receiving parties have agreed.
(c) “Proof of service” means a dated and verified declaration identifying the document(s) served and the parties who were served, and stating that service has been made and the method by which it has been made. If the proof of service names attorneys for separately represented parties, it must also state which party or parties each of the attorneys served represents. If a document is served electronically, the proof of service must also state the names and email addresses of the person serving electronically and the person served electronically.
(d) Where a party receives notification that the service to one or more parties failed, the server shall re-serve the document on all intended recipients and execute a new proof of service, or provide a courtesy copy to the recipient on whom service failed, within a reasonable amount of time.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Article XIV, Section 4, California Constitution; Sections 4906, 5307.9 and 5316, Labor Code; and Section 250, Evidence Code.
1. New section filed 12-17-2019; operative 1-1-2020. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2019, No. 51).
2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 12-15-2021; operative 1-1-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3). Submitted to OAL for filing and printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2021, No. 51).

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