|Newsline No. 13-07|
|February 7, 2007|
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. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2007.
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.