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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 12. Document Copy and Electronic Transaction Fees

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§ 9980. Definitions.

As used in this article:
(a) “Authorization” means a release signed and dated by the injured worker, or the injured worker's representative if the injured worker is a minor or an incompetent or is deceased, to obtain records which states the specific uses and limitations on the types of information to be disclosed, the name of the person or entity that may disclose the information, the name of the person or entity authorized to receive the information, a specific date after which the provider is no longer authorized to disclose the information, and advises the person signing the authorization of the right to receive a copy of the authorization.
(b) “Copy and related services” means all services and expenses that are related to the retrieval and copying of documents that are responsive to a duly issued subpoena or authorization to release documents for a workers' compensation claim.
(c) “Claims administrator” means the person or entity responsible for the payment of compensation for any of the following: a self-administered insurer providing security for the payment of compensation required by Divisions 4 and 4.5 of the Labor Code, a self-administered self-insured employer, the administrator of the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF), the administrator of the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF), a third-party claims administrator for a self-insured employer, insurer, legally uninsured employer, joint powers authority, the Self-Insurers' Security Fund, or the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) .
(d) “Custodian of records” means the person who has physical custody and control of the books, records, documents or physical evidence and maintains them in the ordinary course of business.
(e) “Set of records” means records or documents that have been recorded in paper, electronic, film, digital, or other format from one custodian of records under one subpoena or authorization.
(f) “Professional photocopier” is defined by section 22450 of the Business and Professions Code.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5307.9, Labor Code. Reference: Section 5307.9, Labor Code.
1. Renumbering of former article 11 to article 12 and new section filed 4-30-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 18). For prior history of article 12 (sections 10001-10021), see Register 2008, No. 47.

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