Gemini Purchases Med-Legal Intellectual Property
Copy Services and the 30-Day Delay Rule
One of the more controversial aspects of the Copy Service Fee Schedule regulations, otherwise known as Cal. Code of Regs. §9980-9983, is the 30-Day Delay Rule that appears at Cal. Code of Regs. §9982(d)(1). It’s strange that this continues to be controversial in 2022, considering it first appeared in Labor Code Section 5307.9 as part of SB863, back in late 2012, but that’s because the applicant copy service industry remains such a competitive market. Some copy services thumbed their nose at this rule and promised their customers zero delays when getting their records, regardless of what the Labor Code or DWC regulations had to say about it.
Potential Reform Bill Among Those Passed Before Fiscal Deadline
Fiscal committees in both chambers of the California Legislature combined to pass a half-dozen bills ahead of Friday’s deadline to advance bills, including one that would punish employers who delay claims.
Ted Richards Appointed DWC Chief Counsel
Friday, May 20, 2022 California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Ted Richards to serve as chief counsel of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. The chief counsel works under the general […]