§ 131.58. Informal conferences.

 (a)  Under section 402.1 of the act (77 P. S. §  711.1), the parties upon, or after, filing a petition may agree to participate in an informal conference.

 (b)  All parties shall agree to participate in the informal conference.

 (c)  The request for the informal conference shall be recorded on a form prescribed by the Department and filed with the judge to whom the pending petition has been assigned.

 (d)  If no petition is pending, a petition and corresponding request for the informal conference shall be filed with the Department on a form prescribed by the Department.

 (e)  The informal conference will be governed by the instructions and procedures specified on the form prescribed by the Department and by section 402.1 of the act.

 (f)  The request shall be served on all parties and the adjudicating judge.

 (g)  Subsections (a)—(f) supersede 1 Pa. Code § §  31.21—31.23 and 35.111—35.116.


   The provisions of this §  131.58 issued under the sections 401.1, 435(a) and (c) and 1608 of the Workers’ Compensation Act (77 P. S. § §  710, 991(a) and (c) and 2708); section 2205 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  565); and section 414 of The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act (77 P. S. §  1514).


   The provisions of this §  131.58 adopted December 6, 2002, effective December 7, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6043; amended December 19, 2014, effective December 20, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7837. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (346002) to (346003).

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