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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 2. Disabilities, Description Of
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§9726. Method of Measurement (Psychiatric).

The method of measuring the psychiatric elements of a disability shall follow the Report of the Subcommittee on Permanent Psychiatric Disability to the Medical Advisory Committee of the California Division of Industrial Accidents, entitled “The Evaluation of Permanent Psychiatric Disability,” (hereinafter referred to as the “Psychiatric Protocols”) as adopted, forwarded for adoption on July 10, 1987, and subsequent amendments and/or revisions thereto adopted after a public hearing. This section shall not apply to any permanent disability evaluations performed pursuant to the permanent disability rating schedule adopted on or after January 1, 2005.

Note: The Report (which contains these Protocols) of the Subcommittee on Permanent Psychiatric Disability, as adopted, does not appear as a printed part of the Administrative Director's Regulations (8 California Code of Regulations, Section 9726); copies will be available through the Medical Director of the Division of Industrial Accidents.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4660, 4662, 4663 and 4664, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 8-24-87; operative 8-24-87 (Register 87, No. 36). This regulation was filed pursuant to Government Code Section 11351 and thus this filing is exempted from compliance with Article 5 (commencing with Section 11346), (except subdivision (e) of Section 11346.4), Article 6 (commencing with Section 11349), and Article 7 (commencing with Section 11350) of Chapter 3.5 of the Government Code. The provisions of Government Code Section 11343.6 are not applicable to this filing.

2. Amendment filed 6-30-88; operative 7-1-88 (Register 88, No. 28). The amendment was filed pursuant to Government Code Section 11351.

3. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-31-2004 as an emergency; operative 1-1-2005 (Register 2004, No. 53). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 5-2-2005 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Certificate of Compliance as to 12-31-2004 order transmitted to OAL 4-29-2005 and filed 6-10-2005 (Register 2005, No. 23).

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