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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 1.6. Ethical Standards of Workers' Compensation Referees; Enforcement of Standards
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§9722.2. Investigation and Action by the Administrative Director.

(a) Upon receiving a complaint from the Committee, the Administrative Director or Court Administrator shall investigate whether a workers' compensation administrative law judge has committed an ethics violation.

(b) If the Administrative Director or Court Administrator determines after investigation that misconduct has occurred, he or she shall take appropriate disciplinary or other action against the workers' compensation administrative law judge. The Administrative Director's or Court Administrator's action shall be in the form required by Government Code section 19574 or section 19590(b), or other applicable laws governing the ethics violation.

(c) The Administrative Director or Court Administrator shall provide the Committee with a copy of his or her decision and shall inform the complaining party whether an ethical violation occurred, and whether corrective action was taken.
     Note: Authority cited: Sections 123.6, 133 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 111 and 123.6, Labor Code.  

1. New section filed 11-30-95; operative 12-1-95. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 95, No. 48).

2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 8-25-2008; operative 9-24-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35).

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