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Proposed Regulations

This table provides detail on current rulemaking within the DIR. The public is invited to participate in the rulemaking by submitting written comments or by attending the public hearings noted in the detail for each proposed regulatory change. Unless otherwise indicated, DIR rulemaking follows the regular rulemaking process prescribed by the California Office of Administrative Law.

Regulations covered in this section:

Director's Office

Proposed Regulation Status
Return to Work
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Article 1 of Chapter 8
Sections 17304

Public hearing:
April 15, 2016

Division of Apprenticeship Standards

There are no proposed rulemakings for DAS at this time.

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

There are no proposed rulemakings for DLSE at this time.

Cal/OSHA

Proposed Regulation Status
Abatement of Hazards
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 333 and 336
Public Hearing:
Oct. 9, 2015

Notice of proposed emergency regulations issued:
Jan. 16, 2015

Filed with Office of Administrative Law:
Feb. 2, 2015

Notice of approval by the Office of Administrative Law:
Feb. 12, 2015

Definition of Repeat Violation
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 334
Public Hearing:
October 2, 2015

Division of Workers' Compensation

Proposed Regulation Status
Home Health Care Services Fee Schedule
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Home Health Care Fee Schedule
Sections 9789.90 - 9789.93

Public hearing:
Nov. 30, 2015

1st 15 day comment period ends:
June 8, 2016

Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines and Opioids Treatment Guidelines

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.24.2 and 9792.24.4

Public hearing:
Sept. 1, 2015

1st 15 day comment period ends:
Dec. 19, 2015

Official Medical Fee Schedule:
Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Fee Schedule

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9789.32

Public hearing:
1st 30 day comment period ends:

June 17, 2015

2nd 30 day comment period ends:
July 6, 2016

Workers' Compensation Information System (WCIS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9701 and 9702

Public hearing:
March 28, 2016

1st 15 day comment period ends:
June 9, 2016

Occupational, Safety & Health Standards Board

Proposed Regulation Status
Section 3273(d)
Working Area Catwalk Exception

Notice of Rulemaking: Dec. 4, 2015

Public Hearing:
Jan. 21, 2016
New Section 3342
Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

Notice of Rulemaking: Oct. 30, 2015

Public Hearing:
Dec. 17, 2015
Section 5155
Airborne Contaminants-Wood Dust and Western Red Cedar

Notice of Rulemaking: Mar 4, 2016

Public Hearing:
Apr. 21, 2016

Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

Proposed Regulation Status
Rules of Practice and Procedure
Rules: 346, 346.1, 346.2, 347, 348, 355.1, 355.2, 355.3, 355.4, 355.5, 355.6, 356, 359, 359.1, 361.3, 362, 364, 364.1, 376.4, 376.8, 391.1
15 Day Comment Period Ends:
June 17, 2016

Office of Self Insurance Plans

Proposed Regulation Status

Workers’ Compensation - Self-insurance
Notice of Rulemaking: Nov. 5, 2015

Public hearing:
Dec. 21, 2015

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board


There are no proposed Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) regulations currently.