Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 5.5.2. Medical treatment utilization schedule
Guidance for postoperative rehabilitation treatment and evaluation are contained in the Clinical Topics guidelines, and/or Chronic Pain Guideline and/or Opioid Guideline. The post-operative rehabilitation treatment recommendations apply to visits during the post-operative period only and to surgeries as defined in those guidelines. At the conclusion of the post-operative period, treatment reverts back to the applicable 24-visit limitation for chiropractic, occupational therapy, and physical therapy pursuant to Labor Code section 4604.5(c)(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. Amendment of subsection (d)(1) filed 4-20-2015; operative 4-20-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2015, No. 17).
4. Amendment of section heading and 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).