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(a) The Director is authorized to allow, deny, compromise or settle any Workers' Compensation claim or case that is filed against the County, provided:
1. The claim or action is for benefits as defined under the Workers' Compensation Laws of the State of California;
2. The claim or action is not subject to the terms of an insurance policy wherein the insurer is granted the authority to allow, deny, compromise or settle claims or actions within the scope of such policy;
3. That any such compromise or settlement is approved by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).
(b) In all Workers' Compensation claims or actions that are allowed, compromised or settled, the Auditor shall, upon the Director's presentation of the forms required by Section 95.1(h) of this Code, cause the necessary warrant to be issued upon the treasury of the County in an amount for which any Workers' Compensation claim or action has been allowed, compromised or settled by the Department and approved by the WCAB.
(c) The Director shall provide the Chief Administrative Officer with a quarterly status report relating to pending Workers' Compensation claims and actions.
(Added by Ord. No. 9386 (N.S.), effective 10-25-01; amended by Ord. No. 10186 (N.S.), effective 1-5-12)