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Department of Labor and Industry Rulemaking Docket
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Rule Title and citation: Workers’ compensation treatment parameter amendments; Minn. Rules, parts 5221.6020 to 5221.8900 The Department of Labor and Industry is considering adopting additional treatment parameters for Subject matter drugs commonly used to treat workers’ compensation injuries and long-term use of narcotic analgesics for enduring, intractable pain. Other amendments are also being considered, including updating definitions for traction technologies, electrical muscle stimulation and manual therapy modalities. Other updates and technical corrections to existing parameters will also be considered. All written comments, questions and Telephone questions and comments about the Contact person requests should be sent to Carrie Rohling substance of the possible amendments may be by mail at 443 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, directed to Dr. William Lohman at 651-284-5275 MN 55155, by phone at 651-284-5217, by (available on Tuesdays and Thursdays). fax at 651-284-5275, or by e-mail at Carrie.Rohling@state.mn.us. A Request for Comments was published in the State Register on August 28, 2006 at Published notices and www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/31_09.pdf comment periods Public comment is encouraged and will be accepted until further notice of rule proceedings is published in the State Register. A preliminary draft of rules governing non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, opioid analgesics, and muscle relaxants is available at: www.doli.state.mn.us/pdf/rulemaking_5221_trtm_par_medication_rule070207.pdf. A preliminary draft of rules governing long term use of opioid analgesics is available at: www.doli.state.mn.us/pdf/rulemaking_5221_trtm_par_chronopiates_draft071007.pdf. A preliminary draft of rules governing spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery systems is available at: www.doli.state.mn.us/pdf/rulemaking_5221_trtm_par_spinalcordstim_idds.pdf A preliminary draft of other changes to the treatment parameters is available at: www.doli.state.mn.us/pdf/rulemaking_5221_trtm_par_other_draft101206.pdf NOTICE: The next meeting of the Medical Services Review Board, which is tentatively scheduled for January 17, 2008, will include discussion of the draft rules on spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery systems (See below for more information on the next meeting of the Medical Services Review Board). N/A The Medical Services Review Board (MSRB), in consultation with Dr. William Lohman, the department’s medical consultant, is developing recommendations for the treatment parameters. The dates of MSRB meetings are listed at: www.doli.state.mn.us/msrb.html. Check the MSRB website to confirm meeting dates and cancellations. *The next MSRB meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 17, 2008 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. N/A

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