DWC's emergency spinal surgery second opinion procedure regulations were filed with the state Office of Administrative Law on June 23, 2004. The regulations as filed with OAL can be found on the DWC web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/SpinalEmerReg.htm.
OAL has up to 10 days to consider the rules, but may approve them before the 10 days have elapsed. Upon OAL approval and filing with the Secretary of State, the regulations are effective for 120 days while the division conducts a formal rulemaking to adopt permanent regulations. For information on the OAL procedure, and to learn how you may comment on the emergency regulations, go to the OAL's web site at: http://www.oal.ca.gov/emergency.htm.
A notice will be posted at the DWC web site when the emergency regulations become effective