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The OWCA is collecting comments for the Chronic Pain Guideline update.

The draft is presented below in Notice of Intent format, in both a red-line version and a clean version.
                      The Red-Line Version shows all edits.
                                 Black fond denotes no change
                                 Red font denotes a change with Strikethrough = delete and Underline = add
                      The Clean Version shows what would be printed in Title 40 if all existing changes were accepted.

Please submit comments/suggestions/opinions in writing via mail or email to OWCA@lwc.la.gov.

Note the 3 highlighted areas are in ongoing discussions with the Medical Advisory Council at this time.

Following a proper vetting period, the OWCA will begin the APA process by filing a Notice of Intent (NOI). The process takes a minimum of five months and includes a period for public comments and a public hearing.

**The OWCA does NOT have a projected date to file the Guideline-related NOI at this time.**

Please see Chronic Pain Guideline drafts below labeled “Notice of Intent…”

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