California Labor Codes 139.1 112

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§ Selection of independent medical examiners

(a) The Industrial Medical Council shall advise the medical

director as to the selection and removal of independent medical and chiropractic examiners. The administrative director shall appoint independent medical and chiropractic examiners in each of the respective specialties as may be required.

(b) Assignment of cases to independent examiners shall be made by the medical director at the request of the administrative director, the secretary of the appeals board, or a workers' compensation judge upon the agreement of a party to pay the cost, and with the consent of the injured employee and his or her representative, if any. Insofar as possible, a rotation method shall be followed in assignment of independent examiners.

(c) Independent examiners shall conduct examinations and report their findings and opinions in accordance with guidelines developed for that purpose by the medical director.

(d) This section shall apply only to injuries occurring before January 1, 1991.