Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation - commission meeting

Date: Thursday - October 5, 2006
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Elihu M. Harris State Building
First Floor, Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California


I. Call to Order
* Approval of minutes from the July 6, 2006 CHSWC meeting in Oakland
      Angie Wei, CHSWC Chair
II. * Spinal Surgery Second Opinion presentation and final report
      Christine Baker, CHSWC Executive Officer
      Lach Taylor, Workers' Compensation Judge
      Frank Neuhauser, UC Berkeley
      Irina Nemirovsky, CHSWC
III. * ISO (International Standards Organization) Study Preliminary Results
      David Levine, Professor, UC Berkeley
      Michael Toffel, Professor, UC Berkeley
IV. Update on DWC Activities: Regulations and Reports
      Representative, Division of Workers' Compensation
V. Update on Permanent Disability Data from the DIR Disability Evaluation Unit
      Frank Neuhauser, UC Berkeley
VI. Update on the CHSWC Study on the Medical Reforms
      Barbara O. Wynn, RAND
VII. Update Regarding Quality Studies and Medical Treatment Guideline Issues
      Teryl Nuckols Scott, MD, MSHS, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
VIII. * CHSWC 2006 Annual Report
      Christine Baker, CHSWC Executive Officer
IX. * Executive Officer Report
      Christine Baker, CHSWC Executive Officer
X. * Other Business / Proposals / Public Questions and Comments**

* May result in an action item for CHSWC consideration and/or vote
**Please Note: Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
   Topics are subject to CHSWC review and approval.
   The agenda may be adjusted, if necessary, depending upon the time needed for discussion of each item.