Stevens v. WCAB
Last Activity: 10/05/2017
In 2015, the Court of Appeal found that the statutory review processes for medical treatment, utilization review, and independent medical review are a constitutional exercise of the Legislature's plenary authority to create a complete workers' compensation system. In 2017, the Appeals Board issued a new Decision After Remittitur, and denied defendant's Petition for Reconsideration. SCIF has now filed a Petition for Writ of Prohibition with the Court of Appeal, and CWCI has submitted a new amicus brief. In a highly unusual development, the WCAB has submitted a brief in support of the applicant, while the DIR has submitted a brief in support of the defendant.