Texas Workers’ Comp Public Hearing Set for Mar. 30

March 10, 2006

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing on Mar. 30, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. in the Tippy Foster Room of the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s central office located at 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78744-1609 (near the intersection of Highway 71 and Riverside Drive).

The Division of Workers’ Compensation will hear testimony on new, amended, and repealed rules (28 TAC §126.14 concerning Treating Doctor to Define Compensable Injury; 28 TAC §126.5, 126.6, and 126.7, 28 TAC §130.2 and 130.6, 28 TAC §126.14, 28 TAC §130.5 and 130.110 (repeals) concerning Designated Doctor/Required Medical Examination; 28 TAC §180.21, 180.22, and 180.28concerning Peer Review; and 28 TAC §133.500 & 133.501 concerning Electronic Medical Billing.)

These proposed rules were published in the Texas Register on Feb.3, 2006 (31 Tex. Reg 664-689), and may be viewed on the TDI Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Web site at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/rules/planning/ruleschart.html. Although the comment period for these rules closed on Mar. 6, additional comments will be accepted at the hearing.

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation offers reasonable accommodations for persons attending meetings, hearings, or educational events, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations, contact Idalia Cantu at (512) 804-4403 a minimum of two days prior to the hearing date. For further information regarding this notice, contact Brian White, Assistant General Counsel at (512) 804-4296.

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