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Medical treatment utilization schedule regulations

Workers' compensation final regulations
Medical treatment utilization schedule regulations
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.20 - 9792.26

Filed with secretary of state June 18, 2009
Effective July 18, 2009

  • Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines (May, 2009) word image version acrobat image version
  • Appendix C - Postsurgical treatment guidelines evidence-based reviews word image version acrobat image version
  • Appendix D - Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines DWC's and ODG's references (May, 2009) word image version acrobat image version
  • Appendix E - Postsurgical treatment guidelines ODG’s references (May, 2009) word image version acrobat image version

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History of medical treatment utilization schedule

3rd 15 day comment period - March 10, 2009

  • Notice of addition of documents to the rulemaking file (Government code section 11347.1) word image version acrobat image version

2nd 15 day comment period - Feb. 20, 2009

1st 15 day comment period - Dec. 18, 2008

  • Notice of modification to text of regulations word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix A1 - Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix C - Postsurgical treatment guidelines evidence-based reviews word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix D - Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines (DWC 2008) DWC’s and ODG’s references word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix E - Postsurgical treatment guidelines ODG’s references word image version acrobat image version
  • Text of proposed regulations word image version acrobat image version
  • Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines word image version acrobat image version
  • Transcript of public hearing testimony - Los Angeles acrobat image version
  • Transcript of public hearing testimony - Oakland acrobat image version

45 day comment period - Aug. 12, 2008

  • Initial statement of reasons word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix A - Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines (DWC 2008) word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix B - Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines (DWC 2008) evidence-based reviews word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix C - Postsurgical treatment guidelines (DWC 2008) evidence-based reviews word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix D - Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines (DWC 2008) DWC’s and ODG’s references word image version acrobat image version
    • Appendix E - Postsurgical treatment guidelines (DWC 2008) ODG’s references word image version acrobat image version
  • Text of proposed regulations word image version acrobat image version
  • Chronic pain medical treatment guidelines word image version acrobat image version

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: Aug. 11, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Ronald Reagan State Building – Auditorium
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90013

Date: Aug. 12, 2008
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 Aug. 12, 2008. 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.