Texas Workers’ Comp Division to Hold Public Hearing May 10

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing on Wed., May 10, 2006, in the Tippy Foster Room of the division’s central office located at 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100 (near the intersection of Highway 71 and Riverside Drive) in Austin.

The public hearing will begin at 2 p.m. and the division will take testimony on the following rules:

–Chapter 141 Dispute Resolution Benefit Review Conference
–Rule 141.5 Description of the Benefit Review Conference
–Rule 141.6 Orders (Current Title), Requesting Interlocutory Orders (Proposed Title)
–Rule 141.7 Commission Actions After a Benefit Review Conference (Current Title), Division Actions After a Benefit Review Conference (Proposed Title).

These proposed rules were published in the Texas Register on Feb.17, 2006, and may be viewed on the TDI Web site at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/rules/planning/requestio.html. Although the comment period for these rules closed on March 20, 2006, additional comments will be accepted at the hearing.

TDI 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 Cant at (512) 804-4403 a minimum of two days prior to the hearing date.

For further information regarding this notice, contact Kevin Haywood of the Division’s Legal Services at (512) 804-4424.