Bulletin No. 71-06
December 7, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical treatment guideline regulations

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has modified its medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS) regulations. A 15-day notice of modification was distributed to interested parties and the revised regulations are posted on the DWC Web site. Members of the public may comment on the revisions until 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2006.

The proposed medical treatment utilization schedule regulations, commonly referred to as medical treatment guidelines, are authorized by Labor Code section 5307.27. This Labor Code section requires the administrative director to adopt a medical treatment utilization schedule.

The revisions in this draft of the regulations include the following:

Further information and the modified proposals can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/MedicalTreatmentUtilizationSchedule/MTUS_regulations.htm.