Bulletin No. 65-06
November 21, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed utilization review enforcement regulations

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has modified its regulations for utilization review enforcement. A 15-day notice of modification was distributed to interested parties and the revised regulations are posted to the DWC Web site. Members of the public may comment on the revisions until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.

The proposed utilization review enforcement regulations are authorized by Labor Code section 4610, which requires every employer to have and use a utilization review process, and sets out timelines and conditions to be met whenever a request for authorization of medical treatment will be delayed, modified or denied.

The revisions include:

Further information and the modified proposals can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/UREnforcementRegulations/UR_EnforcementRegulations.htm.

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