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Spinal surgery second opinion procedure rulemaking

Division of Workers Compensation
Spinal Surgery Second Opinion Procedure
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 9788.01 et seq

Changes Effective December 15, 2004

Final Text of Regulations (doc) (pdf)

Final Statement of Reasons (doc) (pdf)

DWC Form 232 Application form (pdf)

DWC Form 233 Objection form (pdf)

History of Spinal Surgery Second Opinion Procedure


Division of Workers Compensation
Spinal Surgery Second Opinion Procedure
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 9788.01 et seq

15 day comment period - ending October 28, 2004

15-day Notice of Proposed Changes (doc) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Text of Proposed regulations (doc) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Form 233 Objection Form (New)(doc) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Form 233 Objection Form (Repealed) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Notice of modification to text of proposed regulations
Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding these proposed modifications. Only comments directly concerning the proposed modifications to the text of the regulations will be considered and responded to in the Final Statement of Reasons.

Written comments should be addressed to:
Ms. Kathleen Llemos
Division of Workers' Compensation
Post Office Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142

The Division's contact person must receive all written comments concerning the proposed modifications to the regulations no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2004. Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (415) 703-4720. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@dir.ca.gov.


Notice of Rulemaking After Emergency Adoption (doc) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Initial Statement of Reasons (doc) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Text of Regulations (doc) (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Form 232 Application Form(Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)
Form 233 Objection Form (Adobe Acrobat symbol pdf)

Notice of Rulemaking after Emergency Adoption

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to present statements or arguments, either orally or in writing, with respect to the subjects noted above. The hearing will be held at the following time and place:

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Auditorium
The Governor Hiram Johnson State Office Building
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102

Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding these proposed regulations. Only comments directly concerning the proposed regulations will be considered and responded to in the Final Statement of Reasons.

Written comments should be addressed to:

Kathleen Llemos
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
Post Office Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142

The Division's contact person must receive all written comments concerning the proposed regulations no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2004. Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (415) 703-4720. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@hq.dir.ca.gov.

DWC - emergency rulemaking spinal surgery second opinion - Title 8, section - 9788.91

Article 5.1. Spinal Second Opinion Procedure - effective July 2, 2004