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April 21, 2010
Division of Workers' Compensation issues second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical provider network and employee information regulations
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has modified its medical provider network (MPN) and employee information regulations.
These draft regulations are a continuing part of the division’s 12-point plan to monitor and help control medical costs in California’s workers’ compensation system.
A second 15-day notice of modification was distributed to interested parties and the revised regulations are posted on the DWC Web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/MPN_Regulations/MPN_Regulations.htm.
Members of the public may comment on the revisions until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010.
The revisions in this draft of the regulations include the following:
The proposed revisions to MPN and employee information regulations are authorized by Labor Code sections 4616, 3550, and 3551. These Labor Code sections require the administrative director to adopt regulations for MPN’s and employee information on workers’ compensation benefits.