The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued notices of public hearings for the Independent Medical Review (IMR) and Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) regulations. The proposed rulemakings are to permanently adopt the emergency regulations which became effective on Jan. 1, 2013. A public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m., April 4, in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA, 94612. Members of the public may also submit written comment on the regulations until 5 p.m. that day.
DWC will consider all public comments, and may modify the proposed regulations for consideration during an additional 15-day public comment period. The notices of rulemaking, text of the regulations, and the initial statements of reasons can be found at on the DWC rulemaking page