Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule - drug formulary

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a drug formulary to implement Assembly Bill 1124 (Statutes 2015, Chapter 525). The regulations establish an evidence-based drug formulary, consistent with California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS), to augment the provision of high-quality medical care, maximize health, and promote return to work in a timely fashion, while reducing administrative burden and cost.

MTUS Drug Formulary – Effective Jan. 1, 2018

Formulary regulations

Obtain a Subscription to ReedGroup’s MD Guidelines and License for the Commercial Use of ACOEM Guidelines / Formulary / MTUS Drug List

  • California medical providers who are new subscribers may obtain an annual commercial license to the ACOEM guidelines and formulary at a discounted rate of $100/year
  • Other users will need to obtain license information by contacting ReedGroup / Joe Guerriero: via email to or by phone (720) 456-4387

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

DWC Is Now Accepting Applications To Serve On The Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

The Administrative Director will be appointing 3 pharmacists and 3 physicians (Medical Doctors or Doctors of Osteopathy) to serve on the Committee. Please review the formulary regulations (title 8, Cal. Code Regs. §§9792.27.18 – 9792.27.23) to see a description of the role of the Committee and the qualifications to serve.

You may submit your application and conflict of interest disclosure form to the address set forth on the application.


Contact us

Questions may be submitted to the DWC formulary email box at


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July 2018