California Workers’ Comp., question. SB 863 changes LC 4062; mandating use of the independent medical review process established in Section 4610.5. When does this change take effect? I had read that the IMR Board had to be available by June 2013 but the SB 863 change became effective on January 01, 2013.
(b) If the employee objects to a decision made pursuant to Section 4610 to modify, delay, or deny a request for authorization of a medical treatment recommendation made by a treating physician, the objection shall be resolved only in accordance with the independent medical review process established in Section 4610.5.