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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 5.5.2. Medical treatment utilization schedule

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§ 9792.22 General Approaches.

(a) The Administrative Director adopts and incorporates by reference into the MTUS specific guidelines set forth below from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (ACOEM Practice Guidelines) for the following chapters.
(1) Prevention (ACOEM May 1, 2011).
(2) General Approach to Initial Assessment and Documentation (ACOEM July 25, 2016).
(3) Initial Approaches to Treatment (ACOEM June 30, 2017).
(4) Cornerstones of Disability Prevention and Management (ACOEM May 1, 2011).
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4603.5, 5307.3 and 5307.27, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 77.5, 4600, 4604.5 and 5307.27, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 6-15-2007; operative 6-15-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 24).
2. Amendment of section heading, renumbering of former section 9792.22 to section 9792.25, renumbering and amendment of former section 9792.21, subsection (a)(1) to section 9792.22, subsection (a) and new subsections (a)(1)-(4) filed 6-18-2009; operative 7-18-2009 (Register 2009, No. 25).
3. Editorial correction of operative date in History 2 (Register 2009, No. 30).
4. Amendment of subsections (a) and (a)(3) filed 1-11-2018; operative 12-1-2017. Submitted to OAL for filing and printing only pursuant to Labor Code section 5307.27(a) (Register 2018, No. 2).
5. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(2) and (a)(4) filed 10-30-2018; operative 10-31-2018. Submitted to OAL for filing and printing only pursuant to Labor Code section 5307.27(a) (Register 2018, No. 44).

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