Emergency QME Telehealth Rules Approved

The Office of Administrative Law approved emergency regulations to allow qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) to provide remote med-legal evaluations as long as certain conditions are met. The agency received pushback … Read More »

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Public Self-Insurer Regulations Back At OAL

The Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) resubmitted its proposed regulations for public self-insurers to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for formal approval. Public self -insured are public agencies who … Read More »

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Return-To-Work Regs Under Review

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) is reviewing proposed final regulations to give injured workers more time to apply for benefits from the $120 million employer-funded Return-To-Work supplement created by … Read More »

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New Dividend Rules Nearly Official

  Final regulations to update California’s workers’ comp dividend rules are now pending with the state’s Office of Administrative Law. California Department of Insurance’s final draft of the regulations includes … Read More »

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OAL Rejects Lien Fee Challenge

The Office of Administrative Law rejected without comment a challenge to the state’s electronic workers’ comp lien payment and activation system. The California Lien Professionals Association complained earlier this year … Read More »

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DWC’s Lien Fee Provisions Challenged Again

California workers’ comp lien holders launched an attack on the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s lien fee payment and activation system. The California Lien Professionals Association is asking the Office of … Read More »

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