Bulletin No. 01-05
January 18, 2005

Public hearing for independent medical review regulations
scheduled for March 16, 2005

A notice of rulemaking after emergency adoption for proposed independent medical review regulations will be published by the state Office of Administrative Law on Jan. 21, 2005. A public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in the auditorium of the Gov. Hiram Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. Members of the public may comment on the regulations until 5 p.m. on that day.

The proposed rulemaking is to permanently adopt the emergency regulations which became effective Jan. 1, 2005. The DWC will consider all public comments, and may modify the proposed regulations for consideration during an additional 15 day public comment period. The notice of rulemaking, text of the regulations, and the Initial statement of reasons can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/IMRRegs.htm

More information about the rulemaking process can be found on OAL's Web site at http://www.oal.ca.gov.