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TITLE 8. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 1. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION-QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR
Article 3. Assignment of Qualified Medical Evaluators, Evaluation Procedure
§32.6. Additional QME Evaluations Ordered by the Appeals Board.
The Medical Director shall issue a panel of Qualified Medical Evaluators upon receipt of an order of a Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge or the Appeals Board, that includes a finding that an additional evaluation is reasonable and necessary to resolve disputed issues under Labor Code sections 4060, 4061 or 4062. The order shall specify the residential or employment-based zip code from which to randomly select evaluators, specify the specialty for the QME panel or designate the party who shall select the specialty of the QME panel, and specify who shall select a new specialty in the event there are too few QMEs in the specialty initially selected to issue a panel in accordance with section 31(d) of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.2, 4061, 4062, 4064, 5307.3, 5703 and 5703.5, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.2, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4062.1, 4062.2 and 4064, Labor Code.
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1. New section filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).