Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Regulations - Telehealth

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 31.3, 31.5, 34, 46.3 and Forms 31.5 & 108

1st 15 Day comment period ends December 6, 2022

Readopt Emergency Regulations Until January 18, 2023

Readopt Emergency Regulations Until January 16, 2023

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 31.3, 31.5, 34, 46.3 and Forms 31.5 & 108

Date: November 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or until conclusion of business
Place:

Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA  94612

The division’s contact person must receive all written comments concerning the proposed modification to the regulations no later than November 15, 2022. Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (510) 286-0687. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@dir.ca.gov.

History of
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 46.3

Request for Re-Adoption of Emergency Regulations
To Readopt Emergency Regulations Until October 17, 2022

Emergency Regulations Readopted – Expires October 18, 2022

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 46.3
Emergency Regulations Adopted – Expires July 19, 2022
Filed with Secretary of State January 18, 2022 
Effective January 18, 2022


History of Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 46.3

Emergency Regulations For Approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
To be effective upon filing with the Secretary of State
Notice of Proposed Emergency Action Issued: December 20, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: The submission of the proposed Qualified Medical Evaluator emergency regulations section 46.3, originally planned for December 28, 2021, was delayed due to updates made to the Updated Emergency Regulation Finding of Emergency – Telehealth Evaluations. The proposed Qualified Medical Evaluator emergency regulation section 46.3 will be submitted to OAL on January 3, 2022.

Emergency Regulations For Approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
To be effective upon filing with the Secretary of State
Notice of Proposed Emergency Action Issued: December 20, 2021

The proposed Qualified Medical Evaluator emergency regulation section 46.3 will be submitted to OAL on December 28, 2021, so that the regulations will be in place to assist in the continued operation of the Qualified Medical Evaluator program during the COVID-19 crisis. The regulations will not become effective until filing with the Secretary of State after OAL approves them. OAL has up to 10 days to consider the regulations, but may approve them before the 10 days have elapsed. Upon approval and filing with the Secretary of State, the regulation is effective for 180 days. During the initial 180 day period of effectiveness, if the Division anticipates it will need to readopt the emergency regulations for an additional 90 days it will pursue that course of action. For information on the OAL procedure, and to learn how you may comment on the emergency regulation, go the OAL's website at: http://www.oal.ca.gov/.