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Deborah Allen, vs. Surprise Valley Hospital, Permissibly Self-insured, Adjusted By Alpha Fund,

SURPRISE VALLEY HOSPITAL, Permissibly Self-Insured, Adjusted By ALPHA FUND, DEBORAH ALLEN, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIADEBORAH ALLEN, Applicant,vs.SURPRISE VALLEY HOSPITAL, Permissibly Self-Insured, Adjusted By ALPHA FUND, Defendant.Case No. ADJ6600712OPINION AND ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION            Defendant seeks reconsideration on the grounds that the Long Beach District Office of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has failed to respond to its three motions for change of venue and failed to forward its petition for removal to the Appeals Board. In this matter, applicant alleges that she sustained industrial injury to her neck and right upper extremity while employed as a certified nurse assistant on September 4, 2007.            Defendant contends that the workers’ compensation judge (WCJ) erred in failing to grant a change of venue, arguing that it has filed three petitions for change of venue from the Long Beach District Office to the Redding District Office (filed on February 5, 2009; March 26, 2009; and June12, 2009) and has also filed a petition for removal (filed on June 12, 2009) to which there has been no response from the Long Beach District Office.            We have considered the petition for reconsideration and we have reviewed the record in this matter. No answer was received. The WCJ has filed a Report and Recommendation on Petition for Reconsideration (Report), recommending that the petition for reconsideration be denied. For the reasons stated below, we will dismiss defendant’s petition for reconsideration.            With regard to defendant’s petition for reconsideration, Labor Code § 5900(a)1 allows reconsideration only of a ‘final order, decision, or award.” (Emphasis added.) (See also Labor 1Unless otherwise stated, all further statutory references are to the Labor Code. , Code, §§ 5901-5903.) As the California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District explained:       “A ‘final order’ for p


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