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Exempt permanent rules relating to workers' compensation; 2020 adjustments to relative value fee schedule conversion factors in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 5221

Under Minnesota Statutes § 176.136, subdivision 1a, the workers' compensation medical fee schedule conversation factors are required to be adjusted annually by no more than the change in the statewide average weekly wage. These exempt rules update the conversion factors for Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021.

Published notices and comment periods

Pursuant to the exempt rule process in Minn. Stat. § 14.386 (b), no Request for Comment or Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules has been published. However, the rules were submitted to the Office of Administrative Hearings for review.

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

View a copy of the draft rule amendments.

Requests of hearing; date and place of hearing

Because these are exempt rules, a hearing will not be held.

Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

The Department of Labor and Industry filed the rules for approval with the Office of Administrative Hearings, according to Minn. Stat. 14.386, on Aug. 21, 2020. The administrative law judge approved the rules on Aug. 27, 2020.

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

The adopted rules were published in the State Register on Sept. 21, 2020.

Contact person

Questions may be directed to:
Ethan Landy, Office of General Counsel
Email:  dli.rules@state.mn.us
Phone:  651-284-5302
Fax:  651-284-5725