Find direction and clarification on specific states at the links below.
DWC offers Free Online Access to Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines. Click here for more information.
New Laws Affecting Opioid Prescriptions in California in effect 1/1/19
AB2760 – requires opioid prescribers to offer a prescription for naloxone (an overdose-reversing drug) if specific circumstances are met including: Opioid prescribed is 90 MME+ per day, or prescribed in combination with a benzodiazepine, or to an individual at risk for overdose. Click here for more information/details.
California Drug Formulary
The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adopted a drug formulary for the medical treatment of injured workers effective January 1, 2018. Click here for more info.
The links to resources and documents below offer information for providers relative to California Workers Compensation and MPN requirements.
For more information about workers’ compensation in Connecticut, please visit their website.
For more information about workers’ compensation in Massachusetts, please visit their website.
To learn more about workers’ compensation functions in Minnesota, please click these links below:
- Department of Labor and Industry
- Rehabilitation Rules
- Workers’ Compensation Statute
- Vocational Rehabilitation in MN
- Employee Guide to Workers’ Compensation
- Official MN Workers’ Compensation State Website
For more information about workers’ compensation in New Hampshire, please visit: https://www.nh.gov/labor/index.htm.
For more information about workers’ compensation in New Jersey, please visit their website.
Emergency Adoption of Amendment and Proposed Amendment to 12 NYCRR 441.2 to Update the New York Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary
Date: March 6, 2020
The Board has adopted on an emergency basis, an amendment to 12 NYCRR 441.2 to update the New York Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary (NY WC Formulary). Please see Adoption of Amendment to 12 NYCRR 441.2 (April 2020). A Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the March 18, 2020, edition of the State Register. This emergency rulemaking will become effective April 1, 2020.
A full copy of the revised NY WC Formulary can be found at NY WC Formulary. Specific modifications can be found at NY WC Formulary Change Tracker.
In response to Senate Bill 1505, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has adopted amendments to the regulations. These adopted amendments include a new regulation (12 NYCRR § 323.1) that describes the process for applying for WCB authorization to treat injured workers. Other adopted amendments integrate the new provider types into the Medical Treatment Guidelines variance request process (MG-2) and non-treatment guidelines requests for authorization (C-4 AUTH).
Under this new law, the newly authorized provider types that will now be able to serve as an attending under the workers’ compensation system include duly licensed acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, and licensed clinical social workers.
All provider types (existing and newly authorized) are encouraged to view the following video for instructions on how to sign up for the WCB’s Medical Portal.
For more information about Workers’ Compensation in NY, including an overview and FAQ on the expanded provider law, please visit the WCB website.
Texas Department of Insurance DWC Offers Health Care Providers and Staff Webinar Series – Click here to learn more!
Texas Department of Insurance ›
Texas Department of Insurance Codes and Rules ›
Official Disability Guidelines ›
International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators ›
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine ›
The following links are provided as a resource for all or many states:
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International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators >
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