The Administrative Director adopts and incorporates by reference the Chronic Pain Guideline (ACOEM May 2017) into the MTUS from the ACOEM Practice Guidelines for psychological treatment and evaluation related to chronic pain. If the injured worker's psychological condition, treatment, or evaluation is unrelated to chronic pain, then medical care and evaluation shall be in accordance with other medical treatment guidelines or peer-reviewed studies found by applying the Medical Evidence Search Sequence set forth in section 9792.21.1.
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 6-18-2009; operative 7-18-2009 (Register 2009, No. 25).
2. Editorial correction of operative date in History 1 (Register 2009, No. 30).
3. Repealer and new section 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).