Department of Industrial Relations - Press Room

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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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January 25, 2023 DWC Posts Revised Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
January 24, 2023 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2022 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1
January 20, 2023 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on March 13, 2023 for Proposed Amendments to the Qualified Medical Evaluator Regulations
January 12, 2023 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination April 15 through 22, 2023
January 11, 2023 DWC Posts Reminder for Submission of Annual Report of Inventory for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2022
January 6, 2023 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 5, 2023 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 18
January 3, 2023 Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2023