Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation recently released the following announcement with regard to the Adoption of New, Amended, and Repealed Rules Regarding Texas Workers’ Compensation Accident Prevention Services:
On March 11, 2013 the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon adopted new 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §166.2, amended §§166.1, 166.3, and 166.5, and repealed §§166.2, 166.4, and 166.6 – 166.9 regarding Texas Workers’ Compensation Accident Prevention Services. The adoption was filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on March 11, 2013 for publication in the March 22, 2013 issue of the Texas Register and may be viewed on the Secretary of State website at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml at that time. A courtesy copy of the adoption is available on the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/rules/adopted/index.html.
The purpose of these rules is to update various notice, service, and reporting requirements imposed upon insurance companies regarding accident prevention services associated with Texas Labor Code provisions in Chapter 411, Subchapter E, Accident Prevention Services.
The adopted rules are effective October 1, 2013.
The DWC Form-105, Accident Prevention Services Worksheet, and DWC Form-109, Accident Prevention Services Annual Report, have been revised to conform to the adopted rules. The forms will be available for download on or before October 1, 2013 from the TDI website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/forms/form20.html.