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|California Division of Workers’ Compensation Issues Notice of Conference Call Public Hearing on May 14th for Proposed Evidence-Based Update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule|
By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - April 6, 2021
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued a notice of conference call public hearing for a proposed evidence-based update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS), which can be found at California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.24.7.
The conference call public hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 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 May 14.
The proposed evidence-based update to the MTUS incorporates by reference the latest published guideline from American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for the following:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline (ACOEM March 29, 2021)
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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Lonce Lamonte, editor, email@example.com, and the California Division of Workers' Compensation