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Workers' compensation treatment of traumatic brain injuries, Minnesota Rules, Part 5221.6800

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) requests comments on its possible adoption of a new part of Minnesota Rules, chapter 5221, for rules governing workers' compensation treatment for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The rules may include requirements regarding diagnosis and initial evaluation for TBIs, potential treatment plans based on severity of the injury and cross-references to current treatment standards in Minnesota Rules, chapter 5221, regarding items such as prior notification.

If additional issues arise, DLI may also propose changes to other treatment rules in chapter 5221 to clarify the scope and application of the TBI rules. 

Published notices and comment periods

View the Request for Comments, published in the State Register (page 597) Dec. 27, 2022. Interested persons or groups may submit comments or information about these possible rules in writing until further notice is published in the State Register that the department intends to adopt or withdraw the rules. DLI will not publish a notice of intent to adopt the rules until more than 60 days have elapsed from the date of this request for comments. 

Availability of rule draft(s) and Statement of Need and Reasonableness

The department has not yet drafted the possible rules or the Statement of Need and Reasonableness, but when a draft becomes available it will be posted on this docket page.

Requests of hearing; date and place of hearing

To be determined.

Administrative law judge reports and orders

To be determined.

Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

To be determined.

Date the rule was filed with the Secretary of State and the effective date of the rule as adopted

To be determined.

Contact person

Contact the person below for additional information about the planned rule, to receive rule notices, to receive rule drafts if available, to provide comments, or to view comments or requests for hearing that have been submitted.

Ethan Landy, Office of General Counsel
Phone:  651-284-5006

Comments and questions may also be submitted by U.S. mail, to the contact person listed above, at:  Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155.

Comments received after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received on the next state business day the Department of Labor and Industry is open.