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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 13. STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM [22000 - 25115]

  ( Part 13 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 893, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 30. Subrogation [24500 - 24505]
  ( Chapter 30 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 893, Sec. 2. )

24500.
  

Notwithstanding Sections 11042 and 11043 of the Government Code, if a disability retirement allowance, disability allowance, family allowance, or survivor benefit allowance is payable under this part due to the injury to or death of a member and the injury or death is the proximate consequence of the act of a third person or entity, other than the member’s employer, the board may, upon adoption of a resolution, recover from that person or entity on behalf of the plan, an amount equal to the actuarial equivalent of benefits paid under the plan because of the injury to or death of the member less any amounts the system may be obligated to pay under the plan without regard to the actions of the third party. This chapter shall be deemed to create a right of subrogation only to amounts paid as disability retirement allowances, disability allowances, family allowances, or survivor benefit allowances.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 634, Sec. 256. Effective January 1, 1997.)

24501.
  

The board may act on its own or contract with the State Compensation Insurance Fund or Attorney General for recovery on behalf of the plan of any amounts recoverable from third persons under this chapter, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 3850) of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Labor Code, Section 11662 of the Insurance Code, or otherwise.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 634, Sec. 257. Effective January 1, 1997.)

24502.
  

In the exercise of its rights under this part, the board or the agent under contract may commence or prosecute actions, file liens, intervene in court proceedings, join parties to the action and consolidate actions all in the same manner and to the same extent provided in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 3850) of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Labor Code except that recovery shall not be made from benefits payable under this part because of the injury or death.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 893, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

24503.
  

The State Compensation Insurance Fund or Attorney General as agent for the board may compromise claims before or after commencement of suit or entry of judgment for an amount as may be approved by a person duly authorized by the board for that purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 893, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

24504.
  

Any amount recovered by way of subrogation by the board on behalf of the member, shall be applied first to the amount which the plan paid or is obligated to pay including court costs, attorney fees, and expenses.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 634, Sec. 258. Effective January 1, 1997.)

24505.
  

Actions brought by the board or its agent under contract pursuant to this chapter shall be commenced within three years after the liability of the system to pay benefits under the plan is fixed. Liability of the plan is fixed at the time the board approves the payment of benefits under this plan.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 965, Sec. 202. Effective January 1, 1999.)

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