Division of Workers' Compensation

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.

DWC's mission is to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries on California employees and employers.

COVID-19 Resources and Workers’ Compensation



All Division of Workers’ Compensation district offices are open.

As of Monday, March 21, in-person hearings will resume at all DWC district offices, except Eureka. In-person hearings will consist of trials, lien trials, expedited hearings and special adjudication unit (SAU) trials only. Until further notice, DWC will continue to telephonically hear all mandatory settlement conferences, priority conferences, status conferences, SAU conferences, and lien conferences on the individually assigned judges’ conference lines.

Walk-throughs will continue in the Lifesize walkthrough courtrooms Monday-Friday 2:00-4:00 PM until further notice.

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if you are feeling ill, please do not come to a DWC office. You may contact your attorney or email the district office. Refer to the district office page for email and other contact information.

The Eureka office is permanently online as of July 1, 2021. All hearings are held by conference call.

Updated July 21

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August 2022

August 9, 2022 DWC Announces Return to In-Person Walk-Throughs

July 2022

July 22, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
July 20, 2022 DWC Clarifies Provider Directory Requirements for Medical Provider Networks
July 20, 2022 DWC Emergency Regulations for Medical-Legal Evaluations in Response to COVID-19 in Effect through October 18, 2022
July 13, 2022 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for July 20 Is Converted to Virtual Meeting
July 12, 2022 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for July 20 in Oakland
July 11, 2022 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination on October 15-22
July 7, 2022 DWC Issues Notice to Readopt QME Emergency Regulation for Telehealth

June 2022

June 30, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 28, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
June 23, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
June 21, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 16, 2022 DWC’s Updated Copy Service Schedule Regulations Approved by OAL
June 13, 2022 Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective July 1, 2022
June 7, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

May 2022

May 27, 2022 DWC Advises EAMS Users of Change to Internet Explorer Mode Setting in Microsoft Edge Browser
May 17, 2022 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee

April 2022

April 13, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory)
April 13, 2022 DWC Adopts Regulation 36.7 Electronic Service of Medical-Legal Reports by Medical Evaluators
April 7, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
April 4, 2022 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 20 in Oakland
April 4, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory

March 2022

March 24, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 22, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 9, 2022 DWC Announces Return to In-Person Hearings on March 21

February 2022

February 28, 2022 DWC Issues Notice of 15 Day Public Comment Period for QME Electronic Service Regulation Section 36.7
February 18, 2022 DWC Issues Notice of Expiration of Regulation Section 36.7
February 17, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
February 16, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
February 14, 2022 DWC Posts Reminder for Submission of Annual Report of Inventory for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2021
February 10, 2022 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 9, 2022 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to the Qualified Medical Evaluator Regulations to Online Forum for Public Comment
February 7, 2022 DWC Opens Registration for 29th Annual Educational Conference

January 2022

January 26, 2022 DWC Issues Notice of 2nd Public Hearing to Amend Copy Service Fee Schedule
January 19, 2022 DWC Proposed QME Emergency Regulation in Response to Continued COVID-19 Pandemic is in Effect
January 13, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 11, 2022 DWC Announces Return to Virtual Hearings
January 7, 2022 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination on April 16-23
January 6, 2022 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 19
January 3, 2022 WCAB’s Final Rules in Effect as of January 1