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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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March 22, 2023 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 21, 2023 Cal/OSHA Cites Sterilization Company $838, 800 for Overexposing Employees to Toxic Chemical
March 16, 2023 DAS Announces First-in-the-Nation Registered Apprenticeship Formula Funding: Apprenticeship Innovation Funding (AIF)
State program will help expand registered apprenticeships across many sectors
March 14, 2023 On Equal Pay Day, California Awards $25 Million in Equal Representation in Construction Apprenticeship Grants
March 8, 2023 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 10 for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
March 7, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Cites Therapy Provider for more than $9 Million for Misclassifying 1,280 Employees
February 27, 2023 OSH Appeals Board Decision in Heat Illness Prevention Case Adds Clarity to Provision of Water Requirements
February 13, 2023 DAS Announces Appointments to Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship
February 9, 2023 The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Announces the 2023 Young Worker Leadership Academy on February 9 - February 11
February 8, 2023 DIR, DWC Release Independent Medical Review (IMR) Report for 2021
February 7, 2023 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 7, 2023 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory)
February 4, 2023 COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19 in Effect
February 3, 2023 DWC’s Medical-Legal Evaluation Regulations Approved by OAL
February 3, 2023 DAS Launches the California Youth Apprenticeship Committee
January 31, 2023 DWC 30th Annual Educational Conference Coming Soon
January 31, 2023 DAS Extends Application Deadline for Equal Representation in Construction Apprenticeship Grant to February 3
January 30, 2023 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Services
January 25, 2023 DWC Posts Revised Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
January 24, 2023 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2022 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1
January 20, 2023 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on March 13, 2023 for Proposed Amendments to the Qualified Medical Evaluator Regulations
January 12, 2023 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination April 15 through 22, 2023
January 11, 2023 DWC Posts Reminder for Submission of Annual Report of Inventory for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2022
January 6, 2023 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 5, 2023 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 18
January 3, 2023 Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2023