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DWC - Approved Regulations 2014

The following is a list of approved regulations. Click on the name of a regulation to access the language in strikeout/underline form and the adoption, approval and effective dates. Strikeout language indicates language deleted from the proposed Title 8 regulation and underlined language indicates language added to the proposed Title 8 regulation.

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Independent Bill Review; Standardized Paper Billing and Payment; Electronic Billing and Payment
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.5.1, 9792.5.3, 9792.5.4, 9792.5.5, 9792.5.6, 9792.5.7, 9792.5.8, 9792.5.9, 9792.5.10, 9792.5.11, 9792.5.12 9792.5.13, 9792.5.14, 9792.5.15, 9793, 9794, 9795

Notice of emergency rulemaking: Dec. 12, 2012

Notice of rulemaking: Feb, 12, 2013

Notice of proposed emergency action issued:
Dec. 12, 2012
Filed with Office of Administrative Law:
Dec. 19, 2012
Filed with Secretary of State:
Dec. 31, 2012
Public hearing:
Apr. 9, 2013
Emergency regulations readopted - expires:
Oct. 1, 2013
Notice of Emergency Readoption:
Sept. 11, 2013
1st 15 day comment period:
Oct. 23, 2013
2nd 15 day comment period:
Dec. 26, 2013
Filed with Secretary of State:
Feb, 12, 2014
Feb. 12, 2014
Independent Medical Review (IMR)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9785, 9785.5, 9792.6, 9792.6.1, 9792.9, 9792.9.1, 9792.10, 9792.10.1, 9792.10.2, 9792.10.3, 9792.10.4, 9792.10.5, 9792.10.6, 9792.10.7, 9792.10.8, 9792.10.9, 9792.12

Notice of emergency rulemaking: Dec. 12, 2012

Notice of rulemaking: Feb. 15, 2013

Notice of proposed emergency action issued:
Dec. 12, 2012
Filed with Office of Administrative Law:
Dec. 19, 2012
Filed with Secretary of State:
Dec. 31, 2012
Public hearing:
Apr. 4, 2013
Emergency regulations readopted - expires:
Oct. 1, 2013
Notice of Emergency Readoption:
Sept. 11, 2013
1st 15 day comment period:
Oct. 11, 2013
2nd 15 day comment period:
Dec. 21, 2013
3rd 15 day comment period:
Dec. 26, 2013
Filed with Secretary of State:
Feb, 12, 2014
Feb. 12, 2014
Interpreter Certification
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9795.1, 9795.1.5, 9795.1.6, 9795.3 and 9795.5

Notice of emergency rulemaking: Dec. 12, 2012
Notice of rulemaking: Feb. 1, 2013
Certificate of Compliance: August 13, 2013

Certificate of Compliance adopted effective:
August 13, 2013
Extended by AB 1376’s amendment of Labor Code section 4600(g) to March 1, 2014
Medical Provider Network (MPN)
Sections 9767.5.1 and 9767.16.5 - 9767.19

Notice of rulemaking: Aug. 16, 2013

Public hearing:
Sept. 30, 2013
1st 15 day comment period:
Dec. 26, 2013
2nd 15 day comment period:
March 25, 2014
3rd 15 day comment period:
May 19, 2014
Filed with Secretary of State:
Aug. 27, 2014
Aug. 27, 2014
Official Medical Fee Schedule:
Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9789.30 - 9789.39
Public hearing:
March 11, 2014
1st 15 day comment period:
April 28, 2014
Filed with Secretary of State:
June 3, 2014
Sept. 1, 2014
Official Medical Fee Schedule:
Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9789.32
Public hearing:
Sept. 18, 2014
Filed with Secretary of State
Sept. 23, 2014
Sept. 1, 2014
Official Medical Fee Schedule:
Physician Fee Schedule

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9789.10 - 9789.19
Public hearing:
Dec. 12, 2013
Filed with Secretary of State:
Dec. 26, 2013
Jan. 1, 2014
Official Medical Fee Schedule:
Physician Fee Schedule

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9789.12.1 - 9789.19

Notice of proposed rulemaking: June 17, 2013

Notice of proposed rulemaking:
June 17, 2013
Public hearing:

July 17, 2013
1st 15 day comment period:
Aug. 19, 2013
Filed with Secretary of State:
Sept. 24, 2013
Jan. 1, 2014
Predesignation/Chiropractor Primary Treating Physician
Proposed Rulemaking
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9780, 9780.1, 9783, 9783.1, and 9785 Notice of proposed rulemaking: Aug. 23, 2013
Public hearing:
Oct. 7, 2013
Filed with Secretary of State
Feb. 12, 2014
July 1, 2014
Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10133.32 through 10133.36
Filed with Secretary of State:
Feb 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014
Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9813.1, 10116.9, 10117, 10118, 10133.31 through 10133.36, 10133.51, 10133.52 10133.53, 10133.55, 10133.56, 10133.57, 10133.58 and 10133.60

Notice of emergency rulemaking: Dec. 7, 2012
Notice of rulemaking: Feb. 1, 2013

Notice of proposed emergency action issued:
Dec. 7, 2012
Filed with the Office of Administrative Law:
Dec. 14, 2012
Filed with Secretary of State:
Dec. 20, 2012
Public hearing:
March 19, 2013
1st 15 comment period:
May 31, 2013
2nd 15 comment period:
June 21, 2013
3rd 15 comment period:
July 18, 2013
Emergency regulations readopted - expires:

Oct. 1, 2013
4th 15 comment period:
Sept. 6, 2013
Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 8, 2013
Jan. 1, 2014
Workers’ Compensation Billing: ICD-10 Delay
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.5.1 and Medical Billing and Payment Guide, incorporated by reference into section 9792.5.1, subdivision (a)

Notice of rulemaking July 25, 2014

Written comment period closes:
Sept. 8, 2014
[No public hearing is scheduled]
Filed with Secretary of State:
Sept. 30, 2014
Sept. 30, 2014