The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the new Copy Service Fee Schedule. This will set a much more reliable benchmark for reimbursement of copy services rendered on or after July 1, 2015.
California lawmakers called for the creation of a Copy Service Fee Schedule with the passage of Senate Bill 863, which initially required the fee schedule to be enacted by December 31, 2013. The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) subsequently drafted multiple versions and gave stakeholders three hearings to comment, before finalizing the regulations and submitting them to OAL for approval. On Monday, May 5, state regulators announced the final version had been approved.