San Francisco, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted on its Fraud Prevention webpage public documents on which DIR relied in flagging lien claimants as potentially subject to Labor Code section 4615.
Labor Code section 4615 places an automatic stay on liens filed by or on behalf of physicians and providers who are criminally charged with certain types of fraud. The automatic stay prevents those liens from being litigated or paid while the prosecution is pending.
DIR flags liens in its Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC’s) Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) as potentially subject to section 4615. A full list of lien claimants (PDF) with flagged liens is posted online.
The Department of Industrial Relation’s (DIR’s) fraud prevention efforts are posted online, including information on lien consolidations and the Special Adjudication Unit, frequently updated lists for physicians, practitioners, and providers who have been issued notices of suspension and those who have been suspended pursuant to Labor Code §139.21(a)(1).
Source: CA DIR