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Opinions Mixed on Rules to Fast-Track MTUS Updates

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 1504 | 0 | 12 min read

The Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday closed an informal comment period on proposed rules that would allow it to expedite evidence updates to the state’s treatment guidelines. Steve Cattolica While most people understand the need for the rule changes, not everyone is thrilled. Included among the many new provisions in Senate Bill 1160 is a section allowing the DWC to bypass the rule-making requirement in the Administrative Procedure Act. SB 1160 exempts the DWC from opening a 45-day public comment period when it wants to amend the medical treatment utilizat...

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