|San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has issued a notice of public hearing on proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Benefit Notice regulations found in California Code of Regulations, title 8, sections 9810, 9811, 9812, 9813, 9814, 9815, 9881.1 and 10139.|
Formal notice of this rulemaking proceeding will be published in today’s California Regulatory Notice Register. A public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m., September 3 in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris State Office Building at 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612. If public comment concludes before the noon recess, no afternoon session will be held. Members of the public may submit written comments on the proposed regulations until 5 p.m. that day.
The rulemaking proposes to amend and update existing regulations requiring employers to serve notice on injured employees that they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These notices deal with: the payment, nonpayment, or delay in payment of temporary disability, permanent disability, and death benefits; any change in the amount or type of benefits being provided; the termination of benefits; the rejection of any liability for compensation; and the requirement to provide an accounting of benefits paid. In addition, changes are also being proposed to the Notice to Employees Poster and the Notice of Potential Eligibility for Benefits and Claim Form.