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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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February 25, 2021 DWC Posts Final Proposed Medical-Legal Fee Schedule Regulations, Files with Office of Administrative Law
February 25, 2021 DWC Moves Long Beach Office to New Location
February 24, 2021 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2019
February 18, 2021 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 17, 2021 California Labor Commissioner Cites Los Angeles McDonald’s Franchisee More Than $125,000 for Workplace Retaliation
February 17, 2021 DWC Posts Reminder for Submission of Annual Report of Inventory for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2020
February 16, 2021 California Labor Commissioner’s Citation of Drywall Contractor for Nearly $2 Million in Wage Theft Violations Affirmed
February 10, 2021 California Labor Commissioner Issues Citations and Files Lawsuit after Wholesale Bakery Closes While Owing Nearly $1.3 Million to Workers
February 10, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Services
February 8, 2021 DWC Issues Notice of Emergency Regulation to Re-Adopt Measures to Assist Medical-Legal Evaluations During COVID-19
February 4, 2021 DWC Opens Registration for 28th Annual Educational Conference
February 4, 2021 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Multiple Employers for COVID-19 Violations
February 2, 2021 DWC Cancels February 18 Public Hearing for ACOEM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline into Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
January 28, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 26, 2021 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2020 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1
January 25, 2021 DWC Moves SIBTF Office to New Location
January 20, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 19, 2021 DWC Posts Report on Independent Bill Review
January 14, 2021 DWC Issues Notice of Conference Call Public Hearing on February 18 for Proposed COVID-19 Evidence-Based Update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
January 12, 2021 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination
January 8, 2021 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 20
January 7, 2021 DWC and WCAB Continue to Expand Services at the District Offices
January 5, 2021 California Labor Commissioner Files Lawsuit against Developers of Beverly Hills Property for $431,000 Owed to Workers
January 4, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)