DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Division of Industrial Affairs
Office of Workers’ Compensation
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD
The Secretary of Labor in accordance with 19 Del.C. §§2322B and §2322F(j) has proposed rules and regulations relating to workers’ compensation. These proposals set forth health care payment system with coordinated instructions and guidelines developed by the Health Care Advisory Panel to assist in the health care treatment in workers’ compensation (“Practice Guidelines”) and also set forth the utilization review program developed by the Health Care Advisory Panel and associated utilization request form to assist in the health care treatment in workers’ compensation (“Utilization Review” and “Utilization Review Form”).
A public hearing will be held before the Health Care Advisory Panel (“Panel”) at 4:00 p.m. on May 12, 2008, in the Department of Labor Fox Valley Annex, 4425 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802 where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from John Kirk, Administrator, Workers’ Compensation, Division of Industrial Affairs, Department of Labor, P.O. Box 9828, 4425 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19809-0828. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Panel at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Panel will consider making a recommendation to the Secretary at the regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.