The proposed amendments limit the requirement to send a copy of the division fact sheet with notices if a copy of the most recent version of the fact sheet had already been provided to the employee within the last 12 months. The amendments clarify that the requirement to send a notice that no permanent disability exists only applies where the employee has sustained compensable lost time from their injury or illness. The rule also deletes reference to vocational rehabilitation temporary disability indemnity or maintenance allowance. In addition, the proposed amendments correct an erroneous reference to the administrative director as the source of the qualified medical examiner panel request form. The reference should identify the division medical unit as the source of the panel request form. It also corrects erroneous cross-references concerning return-to-work notices. For full text of the proposed amendments, visit www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/ForumDocs/BenefitNotice/BenefitNotice.pdf.
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October 14, 2010
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