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WCAB: Saturdays Don't Count for Timeliness of UR Decisions

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 1777 | 3 | 36 min read

Saturdays don’t count as working days when determining whether a utilization review decision was timely, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board ruled in a significant panel decision published Wednesday. “Applying the principals of statutory interpretation, we determine that the phrase ‘working day’ found in Labor Code Section 4610 does not include Saturdays based upon its standard modern usage, as reflected in dictionary definitions, statutory and regulatory enactments, and judicial decisions,” the panel ruled. “Moreover, even if Saturday were a...

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