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Presumption of Cancer 3.5 Years Post-Employment: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/5/2013)

The following are advanced postings for the September 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. City of Fresno, PSI, c/o AARLA, Petitioner v...

California: The MTUS and Treating Physician Reports

Does Labor Code § 4604.5(a) specifically require the treating physician’s report to cite the applicable Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule provisions? In Sandoval v. San Diego Unified School District , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, affirming the WCJ, held that the...

California: Appellate Court Reverses W.C.A.B. Award of Psychiatric Injury

The First Appellate District Court of Appeal has closed what could have turned into a significant expansion of the concept of “sudden and extraordinary employment condition” contained in Labor Code § 3208.3(d) with a reversal of a W.C.A.B. decision awarding benefits for a psychiatric...

California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate Will Decline Slightly for 2017 Travel

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the standard mileage rate for business miles will decline 0.5 cents per mile to 53.5 cents per mile as of January 1, 2017. The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) notes that this means the mileage rate that California workers’...