The Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission has scheduled a public hearing for June 16, 2004. The Commission will take testimony on amended rules that were proposed at the April 15, 2004 public meeting.
The proposed rules were published in the Texas Register on April 30, 2004, and may be viewed on TWCC’s website at www.twcc.state.tx.us. All public comments must be received by June 16, 2004 at 5 p.m.
The public hearing will be held in the Tippy Foster Room of the Commission’s central office location at 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78744-1609 (near the intersection of Highway 71 and Riverside Drive).
The public hearing will begin at 2 p.m. and the Commission will take testimony on the following rules:
Chapter 165 Rejected Risk: Injury Prevention Services
Rule 165.1 Identification and Notification of Certain Policyholders Insured by the Texas Mutual Insurance Company Acting as the Insurer of Last Resort (Current Title)
Rule 165.1 Identification and Notification of Certain Policyholders Insured by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund Acting as the Insurer of Last Resort (Proposed Title)
Rule 165.2 Safety Consultation
Rule 165.3 Formulation and Components of Accident Prevention Plan
Rule 165.7 Report of Follow-Up Inspection
Chapter 180 Monitoring and Enforcement
Rule 180.20 Commission Approved Doctor List
Rule 180.21 Commission Designated Doctor List
Rule 180.27 Sanctions Process/Appeals/Restoration/Reinstatement
Those persons interested in attending the public hearing may contact the Commission’s Office of Executive Communication at (512) 804-4435 to confirm the date, time, and location of the public hearing for these proposed rules. The public hearing schedule is also available on the Commission’s Web site under “Calendar of Commission Meetings.”
If you plan to testify, please submit 10 written copies of your oral testimony and handouts at the hearing. Visual aid equipment will not be available. Participants may be asked to limit oral presentations by providing a summary of their written testimony.
The Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission offers reasonable accommodations for persons attending meetings, hearings, or educational events, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations, please contact Idalia Cantu at (512) 804-4435 a minimum of two days prior to the hearing date.
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