A Notice of Rulemaking After Emergency Adoption for proposed spinal surgery second opinion regulations has been filed with the state Office of Administrative Law, distributed to interested parties, and posted to the DWC web site. A public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in the auditorium of the Gov. Hiram Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. Members of the public may comment on the regulations until 5 p.m. on that day.
The proposed rulemaking is to permanently adopt the emergency regulations which became effective July 2, 2004. DWC will consider all public comment, and may modify the proposed regulations for consideration during an additional 15 day public comment period. The Notice of Rulemaking, text of the regulations, and the Initial Statement of Reasons can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/SpinalProposedReg.htm
More information about the rulemaking process can be found on OAL's web site at http://www.oal.ca.gov.