The Medical Advisory Board has promulgated thirty-seven(37) protocols and standards of treatment since its inception. The protocols were not designed as "cookbooks" of care, rather they outline options of appropriate methods and types of intervention from which physicians and other providers are to choose. Although primarily geared toward the entry level physician, i.e., the first treating physician, these protocols offer important information for all physicians and health care providers. Upon drafting and review by the Board, each protocol is put in final form. It is then brought to public hearing for full discussion, final revisions, and promulgation.
Protocols Full Document Year Protocol was Last Reviewed Preface Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cervical Musculoligamentous Injury (Sprain/Strain) Herniated Cervical Disk Protocols for Injuries to the Eye Protocol for the Evaluation and Management of Acute Shoulder Injuries Protocol for the Management of Acute Injuries to the Knee Low Back Musculoligamentous Injury (Sprain/Strain) Herniated Lumbar Disk Lumbar Fusion Post Traumatic Headache Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Protocols for Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Workers' Compensation Protocols when Primary Injury is Psychiatric/Psychological Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Protocols Guidelines Acoustic Trauma Epidural Steroid Injections in the Management of Spinal Pain Work Hardening Protocols Protocol for the Management of Groin Hernias Acupuncture Diagnostic Testing Protocols Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Acute Hand Injury Protocols Pharmaceutical Protocols Contact Dermatitis Protocol Protocol Concerns Regarding Performance of Radiographic Evaluation in Workers' Compensation Cases Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Protocol Radial Tunnel Syndrome Spinal Column Stimulators Anterior Cruciate Ruptures Hearing Loss Protocol Initial Vocational Assessment Protocol Guidelines Hierarchy of Vocational Rehabilitation Occupational Hearing Impairment Treatment Protocol Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of Occupational Asthma Chronic Noninterventional, Noncancer Pain Protocol
Rhode Island Judiciary 2014