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Independent Medical Review (IMR) regulations

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9785, 9785.5, 9792.6, 9792.6.1, 9792.9, 9792.9.1, 9792.10, 9792.10.1,
9792.10.2, 9792.10.3, 9792.10.4, 9792.10.5, 9792.10.6, 9792.10.7, 9792.10.8, 9792.10.9, 9792.12

Filed with Secretary of State - Feb. 12, 2014
Effective Feb. 12, 2014

Clean final forms

Final forms

Comment Charts

History of Independent Medical Review (IMR) regulations

3rd 15 day comment period - Dec. 26, 2013

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2nd 15 day comment period - Dec. 21, 2013

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1st 15 day comment period - Oct. 11, 2013

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Request for Readoption of Emergency Regulations
To readopt emergency regulations until Jan. 1, 2014

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Request for Readoption of Emergency Regulations
To readopt emergency regulations until Oct. 1, 2013

Forms

Emergency Regulations Approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
and filed with the Secretary of State
Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Forms

  • Transcript of public hearing testimony version

45 day comment period
April 4, 2013

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Time and place of public hearing

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

Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612

Camera usage will be allowed in only one area of the hearing room. To provide everyone a chance to speak, public testimony will be limited to 10 minutes per speaker and should be specific to the proposed regulations. Testimony exceeding 10 minutes may be submitted in writing.

Written comments should be addressed to:

Maureen Gray, regulations coordinator
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
1515 Clay Street, 18th floor
Oakland, CA 94162

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 April 4, 2013. Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (510) 286-0687. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@hq.dir.ca.gov.

Emergency Regulations Approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
and filed with the Secretary of State
Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Forms

Forms

The proposed Independent Medical Review emergency regulation will be submitted to OAL on December 20, 2012, so that the regulations will be in place to be in compliance with changes mandated by Senate Bill 863. The regulations will not become effective until filing with the Secretary of State after approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). OAL has up to 10 days to consider the regulation, but may approve it before the 10 days have elapsed. Upon approval and filing with the Secretary of State, the regulation is effective for 180 days while the division conducts a formal rulemaking to adopt the regulation. For information on the OAL procedure, and to learn how you may comment on the emergency regulation, go the OAL's website at: http://www.oal.ca.gov/