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Official Medical Fee Schedule - Pharmaceuticals regulations

Workers' compensation proposed regulations
Official Medical Fee Schedule - Pharmaceuticals
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9789.40

Filed with Office of Administrative Law Feb. 13, 2007
Effective Mar. 1, 2007

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History of Official Medical Fee Schedule - Pharmaceuticals

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45 day comment period - Oct 31, 2006

Notice of documents added to the rulemaking file

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  1. Wilson L, Gitlin M., “New Workers' Compensation Legislation: Expected Pharmaceutical Cost Savings,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2005;48(4):239 - 48 acrobat image version
  2. Matthew Gitlin, Pharm.D., Leslie Wilson, Ph.D., “The Pricing and Distribution of Repackaged Drugs: Cost Effects to the California Workers’ Compensation System, Payers and Providers,” Payers and Providers. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 acrobat image version

  3. Gitlin M., Wilson L., “Repackaged Pharmaceuticals in the California Workers’ Compensation System: From Distribution and Pricing Options to Physician and Retail Dispensing,“ American Journal of Industrial Medicine, pending revisions acrobat image version

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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: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Elihu Harris State Building, auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 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 5:00 p. m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. 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.