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December 14, 2012

CONTACT:
Lachlan Taylor
(510) 622-3959


The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Releases the Report
on "Impact of the Adoption of AMA-Based Permanent Disability Rating Schedule
in California"


OAKLAND -- The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce the final release of the CHSWC report “Impact of the Adoption of AMA-Based Permanent Disability Rating Schedule in California.” The January 19, 2012 report was previously posted on the CHSWC website for comment and feedback.

The report estimates the impact of the AMA-based Permanent Disability Rating Schedule (PDRS) adopted January 1, 2005, relative to the PDRS adopted April 1, 1997. The 2005 PDRS uses the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) as the basis for evaluating permanent impairment.

CHSWC is charged with examining the health and safety and workers’ compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation. The Commission was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers’ compensation system and of the state’s activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational illnesses and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about the Commission’s “Impact of the Adoption of AMA-Based Permanent Disability Rating Schedule in California” report is available online as is information about CHSWC. Information may also be obtained by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, 1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; by calling (510) 622-3959; by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265; or by emailing chswc@dir.ca.gov.


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