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|California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Issues Notice of Conference Call Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)|
By Lonce Lamonte and Newsline from the CA DIR's Division of Workers' Compensation - August 10, 2020
The DWC has issued a notice of conference call public hearing for a proposed evidence-based update to the MTUS, which can be found at California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.24.6.
The conference call public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, at 10 a.m. and members of the public may attend by calling 866-390-1828 and using access code 5497535#. Members of the public may review and comment on the proposed updates no later than September 10.
The proposed evidence-based update to the MTUS incorporate by reference the latest published guideline from American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for the following:
Antiemetics Guideline (ACOEM March 27, 2020)
The proposed evidence-based update to the MTUS regulations are exempt from Labor Code sections 5307.3 and 5307.4 and the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. However, DWC is required under Labor Code section 5307.27 to have a 30-day public comment period, hold a public hearing, respond to all the comments received during the public comment period and publish the order adopting the update online.
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email@example.com, Lonce Lamonte, journalist and editor of adjustercom with the California Division of Workers' Compensation