Bulletin No. 35-06
June 30, 2006

Medical-legal fee schedule regulation amendments are now in effect

The Office of Administrative Law filed the final text of the amendments to the medical legal fee schedule regulations with the secretary of state on Jun. 30, 2006. As previously announced, the changes become effective for medical legal examinations and testimony occurring on or after Jul. 1, 2006. The text is the same as was proposed in the second 15-day notice of modification to the medical-legal fee schedule regulations, posted on Apr. 4, 2006, except that the proposed change to the definition of claims administrator, found in §9793(d), has not been made at this time.

These amendments increase the multiplier for medical-legal fees by 25 percent, as well as make technical changes.

The regulations as filed with the secretary of state can be found on the DWC Web site at
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/DWCPropRegs/MedicalLegalFeeSchedule_Regulations/MedicalLegalFeeSchedule_regulations.htm.

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