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July 18, 2011
Special Alert:
WCAB En Banc Decision
valdez v. warehouse demo services 

The WCAB has issued an en banc decision in: Elayne Valdez v. Warehouse Demo Services; Zurich North America, Adjusted by ESIS. The Opinion and Order Granting Reconsideration (En Banc) was filed and served on July 14, 2011. According to Secretary and Deputy Commissioner Dietrich:

 

"The Appeals Board granted reconsideration of its prior en banc decision in order to allow the opportunity to further study the factual and legal issues presented in the case. The Appeals Board previously held that, where unauthorized medical treatment is obtained outside a validly established and properly noticed Medical Provider Network (MPN), reports from the non-MPN doctors are inadmissible. After completing its study the Appeals Board will issue a Decision After Reconsideration modifying, amending, or affirming the prior decision."

 

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