Texas DWC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Return-to-Work Rules

December 28, 2005

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comment on proposed rules. All proposed rules may be viewed on the TDI Web site and public comment on proposed rules can be submitted to the Division in several ways:

–Using the Comment Forms found at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/indexwc.html under “Rules” and then “Proposed Rules for Comment”;
–E-mailing comments to RuleComments@tdi.state.tx.us; or
–Mailing or delivering written comments ATTN: Kristi Dowding, Legal Services, MS-4D, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78744-1609.

The proposed Chapter 137 rules were published in the Dec. 23, 2005, issue of the Texas Register, and all public comment on these rules must be received by Jan. 23, 2005 at 5 p.m.

CHAPTER 137 – Return-to-Work
SUBCHAPTER E – Return-to-Work Pilot Program for Small Employers: Account
Rule 137.41 Purpose (new)
Rule 137.42 Definitions (new)
Rule 137.43 Return-to-Work Account Administrator (new)
Rule 137.44 Return-to-Work Account for Small Employers (new)
Rule 137.45 Employer Eligibility for Reimbursement from the Return-to-Work Account (new)
Rule 137.46 Application for Reimbursement from the Return-to-Work Account (new)
Rule 134.47 Criteria For Evaluation of Applications (new)
Rule 134.48 Return-to-Work Account Administrator Determinations (new)

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