Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments on informally proposed revisions to DWC Form-057, Request for Extension of Maximum Medical Improvement Date for Spinal Surgery.
The revisions are necessary to improve instructions to requestors, insure the certification of the requestor is compliant with the rules, improve the efficiency of processing by collecting all needed information on the form, and improve readability and formatting for use by requestors and by the TDI-DWC.
With adoption of the revised form, the decision of the TDI-DWC to either approve or deny the request will be issued on a separate order rather than on a copy of the request.
The proposed revised DWC Form-057 is not a formal rule proposal and comments received will not be responded to in accordance with the Texas Administrative Procedure Act. This proposed draft form is available on the TDI website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/rules/drafts.html. The comment period on the informally proposed revised form closes on November 16, 2012 at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Public comments may be submitted by e-mailing InformalRuleComments@tdi.state.tx.us or mailing or delivering the comments to Maria Jimenez:
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ Compensation Counsel, MS-4D
7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78744-1645