Proposed Regulations 2021

This chart provides a quick overview of the regulations and their status. For details and history, click the appropriate link. Final regulations can be accessed on the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) Web site approximately one week after they become effective.
Proposed Regulation Status
Copy Service Price Schedule
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9980-9990
Public Hearing
August 30, 2021
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.23.8
Public Hearing
June 11, 2021
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.24.7

Note: This action was cancelled because the publisher of the ACOEM guidelines made an edit to the version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline DWC posted for the 30-Day public comment period. As a result, DWC will not have sufficient time to repost the edited version and complete the formal guideline adoption process before another ACOEM update to this guideline is expected in mid-March. DWC plans to adopt and incorporate ACOEM's COVID-19 Guideline into the MTUS when the next update is published in mid-March if there is enough time to complete the formal adoption process before another update.

In the meantime, the DWC continues its support of this guidance and encourages providers to follow the MTUS Medical Evidence Search Sequence found in California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.21.1, for treatment recommendations pertaining to COVID-19. This regulatory search sequence requires a search of the most current version of ACOEM guidance. The ACOEM COVID-19 Guideline meets that criteria.  Additional information available at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mtus/mtus.html.

Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.23.6, 9792.23.8, 9792.23.12

Note: This action was cancelled because the Division was unable to proceed with the scheduled March 30, 2020 public hearing due to the regional stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19. The proposed order has been re-issued and an additional update has been included.  A telephonic hearing has been scheduled for July 23, 2020. The revised notice, regulations and proposed order can be obtained at Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS).

Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME)
Emergency Regulations
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 36.7 & 46.2
Emergency Regulations Readopted
Expires October 12, 2021