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§ 150 Article 15 - Fraudulent, Misleading Advertising - Definitions.


As used in this Article:

(a) Administrative Director - means the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation of the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, and includes his or her designee.

(b) Advertising copy - includes any "public communication" as defined in Business and Professions Code Section 651, or any other communication of any message in any form or medium regarding the availability for professional employment of any physician, which is made by or on behalf of any physician to the general public or any substantial portion thereof.

Advertising concerning medical services regarding industrial injuries or illnesses which benefits any physician, and which is placed by any medical clinic, medical service organization or other non-physician third party shall be deemed advertising copy subject to these regulations.

(c) Medical Board - means the Medical Board of California as established in Business and Professions Code Section 2001.

(d) Medical Director - means the physician appointed pursuant to Labor Code Section 122 or such person as he or she may designate.

(e) Physician - has the meaning defined in Labor Code Section a 3209.3.

(f) QME - means a Qualified Medical Evaluator as defined in Labor Code Section 139.2.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 139.4, 139.45 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 139.2, 139.4 and 139.45, Labor Code.


1. New article 10 and section filed 3-31-93; operative 4-30-93 (Register 93, No. 14).

2. Renumbering of article 10 to article 15 filed 4-14-2000; operative 5-14- 2000 (Register 2000, No. 15).

3. New subsection (a), repealer of subsection (b), subsection relettering and amendment of Note filed 1-13-2009; operative 2-17-2009 (Register 2009, No. 3).