Bulletin No. 55-05
September 15, 2005

Revised draft penalty regulations for violations of utilization review standards are the subject of a DWC online forum

The Division of Workers' Compensation has posted an online forum for members of the public to use to review and comment on a revised draft of proposed penalty regulations for violations of the utilization review process standards adopted under Labor Code section 4610. The regulations describe the criteria for investigating violations and for assessing and contesting penalties.

The division made various changes to the proposed draft regulations which previously were posted on the DWC forum Jun. 13, 2005. Changes are shown in an underline/strikeout format.

The forum can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCJudicial.htm. Click on "current forums" at the top of the page.

Comments will be accepted at the forum through Sunday, Sep. 25, 2005. Please feel free to participate in this important process.