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September 23, 2010

 

Division of Workers' Compensation posts revised draft utilization review regulations to online forum for public comment

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has revised the utilization review (UR) regulations and posted them to the online forum where members of the public may review and comment on the proposal. UR is required by Labor Code section 4610 and the regulations are contained in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 9792.6 through 9792.15.

Amending the UR regulations to streamline procedures and reduce administrative costs is part of the division’s 12-point plan to help control medical costs. The revisions include:

The forum can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/Wcjudicial.htm. Click on "current forums" at the top of the page.

Comments will be accepted on the forum until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Please feel free to participate in this important process.

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