Bulletin No. 10-04
February 13, 2004

Forum on draft spinal surgery second opinion procedure regulations posted

DWC has posted an online discussion forum on proposals for regulations that will implement the spinal surgery second opinion procedure required by the recently enacted Senate Bill 228. The DWC/WCAB Forums site can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/wcjudicial.htm. Comments on these proposals will be accepted until close of business on Friday, Feb. 27, 2004. Formal rulemaking, including the scheduling of public hearings, will begin after the forum closes and comments received have been reviewed.