24th Annual Educational Conference Handout Materials (2017)
The most current topics and issues confronting claims administrators, medical providers, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors and others involved in workers' compensation.

 California Division of Workers Compensation (DWC): 
The Physician’s Guide to Medical Practice in the California Workers’ Compensation System
(4th Ed.)

WCAB Rules of Practice & Procedure
This is the final document of the WCAB Rules of Practice and Procedure which became effective on October 23, 2013.

WCAB Policy & Procedural Manual
Internal business manual of the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) and the Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) revised Februrary 2013.

DWC Newsline No. 15-13: The PPM is an internal employee guide prepared under the authority of the administrative director of DWC and the chair of the WCAB. The manual is designed to promote uniformity and provide direction to judges and other employees in the day-to-day operation of DWC’s district offices and the Appeals Board. It is also a resource for attorneys, claims administrators and other parties wanting information on the rules of court. Because it is an internal document, the PPM is not subject to regulations, which require formal rulemaking procedures and public hearings. 

Recent WCAB Decisions and Pertinent Court Rulings

State Compensation Insurance Fund v W.C.A.B. (Dorsett)  The 6th appellate district reversed a WCAB trial decision, closing potential loophole in Labor Code 4663

 

WCAB Panel Decision: Donald Laury vs. R&W Concrete Contractors (SCIF)

CA 6th District Court of Appeals affirms Guzman: Milpitas USD v. WCAB (Guzman)

WCAB En Banc Decision: Almaraz-Guzman II

Workers Compensation Appeals Board