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Injured Workers-Injured Workers Advocates Speak Out Against SB 863 Attack On Injured Worke

Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
IWNN
Location Details:
Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

9/1 CA State Public Hearing In Oakland On Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines and Opioids Treatment Guidelines
Injured Workers-Injured Workers Advocates Speak Out Against SB 863 Attack On Injured Workers-Stop Terrorizing Injured Workers

Date: Sept. 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Injured workers have been under a vicious corporate insurance attack in California that has prevented them from getting their injuries taken care of in a timely fashion. Governor Brown and his supporters have set up an obstacle course called Independent Medical Reviews that stall getting injuries treated. Workers then have to fight to get medication to deal with the pain that injured workers have. Doctors who subscribe opiates are then blamed for a rise in addiction among California injured workers.
The rise of opiate addiction among injured workers is a direct result of Governor Brown/DIR Director Christine Baker's SB 863 which prevents workers from getting their injuries taken care of promptly and the use of corrupt companies like Maximus to use anonymous doctors to make medical determinations. Governor Brown and DIR director Christine Baker gave a $40 million no bid contract to Maximus to contract out state work on making determinations on care for California injured workers.
Come to this hearing and speak out about the corruption and failure of the state to take care of injured workers and blaming doctors for oversubscribing opiates because the insurance controlled Governor Brown, the CHSWC and DIR Director Christine Baker are representing the bosses and insurance companies rather than injured workers.


Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
http://www.dir.ca.gov/…/MTUS-O…/MTUS-Opioids-ChronicPain.htm
Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines and
Opioids Treatment Guidelines
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Amend Section 9792.24.2 Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule –
Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines
Adopt Section 9792.24.4 Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule –
Opioids Treatment Guidelines
• Notice of proposed rulemaking version version
• Initial statement of reasons version version
• Text of proposed regulations version version
Guidelines
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• Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines
• Opioids Treatment Guidelines – Executive Summary, Introduction, and Recommendations (Part 1)
• Opioids Treatment Guidelines – Supplementary Materials (Part 2)
Time and place of public hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to present statements, arguments, either orally or in writing, with respect to the subject noted above. The hearing will be held at the following time and place:
Date: Sept. 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Sponsored by Injured Workers National Network IWNN
http://www.iwnn.org

For more information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_21xO8AtGPk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIn8T8f6tdI&feature=youtu.be
Added to the calendar on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:16AM
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