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DWC Considers Delaying Effective Date of Formulary

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 1762 | 0 | 0 min read

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is contemplating a Jan. 1, 2018, effective date for the prescription drug formulary state lawmakers mandated in 2015. Peter Melton, a spokesman for the division, said on Tuesday that he agency plans to revise rules proposed in March and open a second comment period, along with a delayed implementation date. “The DWC does plan on revisions and a 15-day comment period and is actively considering adopting the formulary in the coming weeks but delaying the effective date to Jan. 1, 2018,” he said in an email. Several people...

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