Changes to spinal surgery second opinion physician regulations go into effect December 15, 2004
Final Spinal Surgery Second Opinion Physician regulations have
been approved by the state Office of Administrative Law and took effect on
December 15, 2004. The emergency regulations that have been in effect since
July 2, 2004, continue in effect except as changed by the final regulations.
In addition to the changes that were proposed for the regulations, there is
also a minor change in the application form (DWC Form 232). The approved regulations
can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/SpinalProposedReg.htm