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Notice of public meeting and agenda

AMENDED

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code Section 11125 of a meeting of 
the Industrial Medical Council of the Department of Industrial Relations to be held on:

Date: September 18, 2003
Time: 8:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Place:

Ramada Inn – SSF
245 S. Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94808

Hotel Phone No.:

(650) 589-7297
A Public Meeting has been scheduled to permit Industrial Medical Council action that will
facilitate the proper functioning of the California Workers' Compensation program
AGENDA

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AN AGENDA ITEM, 
PLEASE CONTACT THE PERSON LISTED BY THE ITEM BEFORE THE MEETING.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF THE IMC
Open to the Public

Thursday, September 18, 2003  

Discipline Committee (Closed Session)
[Govt. Codes §11126(c)(2) (QME discipline)]
Consideration of Pending Discipline Cases

8:45 – 9:15 AM Dr. Larsen (415) 252-7878
QME Quality Assurance Committee
Consideration of Proposed Regulations
8:45 - 9:00 AM Dr. Halote (818) 752-3330

Education Committee
CPS Contract
Consideration of Continuing Education Providers
Newton Medical Group - #240
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians - #330

9:15 – 9:45 AM Dr. Walsh (831) 373-1003
Fee Schedule Committee 9:45 – 10:00 AM Mr. Sommer (626) 535-5429
  AMENDED
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
MEETING OF THE IMC

AGENDA
(cont)

1. 10:10 am Open Meeting - Call to Order Dr. Pitts (714) 967-4692
2. 10:15 am

Public Comments
Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker, at the discretion of the Chair.  Speakers have the opportunity to address the Council on specific agenda items when the agenda item is called.

Dr. Pitts (714) 967-4692
3. 10:25 am

Consent Agenda Items*
Approval of Minutes & Notice of Actions of July 2003 Meeting
Executive Medical Director's Report
DWC Report
Legislation Update

Dr. McKenzie (650) 737-2700
Mr. Gannon (415) 703-4600
Mr. Starkeson (650) 737-2700
4. 10:45 am

Education Committee Report*
CPS Contract

Dr. Walsh (831) 373-1003
5. 11:00 am

FeeSchedule Committee Report*
Vote on Lewin E/M Studies on the additional Physician Work and Practice Expenses required to see injured workers

Mr. Sommer (626) 535-5429
6. 11:15 am

Discipline Committee Report*
Consideration of Discipline Cases
Nader Harerchan, D.C.
Geoffrey Adam Hodies, D.C.

Dr. Larsen (415) 252-7878
7. 11:30 am QME Quality Assurance Committee*
Consideration of Proposed Regulations
Dr. Halote (818) 752-3330
8. 11:45 am Presentation – Are claims processing delays associated with the development of chronic disability following low back injury at work? Dr. Sinnott (650) 737-2700
9. 11:50 pm

Closed Session – QME Discipline*
[Govt. Codes §11126(c)(2) (QME discipline)]

Dr. Larsen (415) 252-7878
10. 12:05 pm Closed Session – Consideration of Personnel Actions Relating to IMC Staff Personnel Dr. Pitts (714) 967-4692
11. 12:20 pm Open Session  - QME Discipline
12. 12:25 pm Announcements
13. 12:30 pm Adjournment

 * Action item for Council’s consideration and/or vote.  Public comments will be taken on agenda items at the time the specific item is raised.  Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the Chair.

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