California DWC Posts Searchable Database of Liens Dismissed by Operation of Law

Breaking news! The California DIR’s Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a searchable database of liens dismissed by operation of law per Labor Code §4903.05(c)(2). Recently, Senate Bill 1160 amended Labor Code section 4903.05(c), changing the law to now require lien claimants to file a declaration that verifies the legitimacy of liens for medical treatment or medical-legal expenses. Claimants who had filed liens between January 2013 through December 2016 were required to file their declarations by July 1, 2017 to ensure those liens weren’t dismissed.

Read the DIR’s press release here.