Workers’ Comp and Disability

California Labor Code, § 3209.10

California Workers’ Compensation is not the same as SDI. It is funded by employers to provide insurance for either, long-term or short-term work-related injuries and illnesses. In a California workers’ comp situation a PA may authorize time off work for a patient not to exceed three calendar days and the PA may cosign the Doctor’s First Report. The physician determines/ authorizes a workers’ comp disability.