The administrative director shall appoint at least two information and assistance officers who shall give priority to assisting asbestos workers pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The information and assistance officer shall assist to the fullest extent possible any asbestos worker seeking benefits under this chapter. In assisting the asbestos worker, the information and assistance officer shall conduct necessary investigation and procure those records, reports, and information which are necessary to the early identification of responsible employers and insurance carriers, and to facilitate in the expediting of payments of benefits that may be due under this division.
(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1041, Sec. 1.)