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2018 DWC proposed and adopted rules

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Proposed and adopted rules for 2018
Subject Section
number
Proposal filed Proposal published Adoption filed Adoption published Effective date

CHAPTER 148. HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

§148.17

10/23/18 11/9/18 12/20/18 1/11/19 1/9/19

CHAPTER 102: PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES – GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 116: GENERAL PROVISIONS – SUBSEQUENT INJURY FUND

CHAPTER 133: GENERAL MEDICAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 140: DISPUTE RESOLUTION – GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 141: DISPUTE RESOLUTION – BENEFIT REVIEW CONFERENCE

CHAPTER 142: DISPUTE RESOLUTION – BENEFIT CONTESTED CASE HEARING

CHAPTER 143: DISPUTE RESOLUTION REVIEW BY THE APPEALS PANEL

CHAPTER 152: ATTORNEY FEES

§102.7

§116.11

§133.308

§§140.1, 140.8, and new 140.9

§141.2

§§142.2 - 142.5, 142.7, 142.8, 142.10 - 142.16, 142.18, and 142.20

§§143.1 - 143.5

§§152.3 and 152.6

Related: Draft Forms DWC045 and DWC045m

10/17/18 11/2/18

12/18/18

§102.7

§116.11

§133.308

§§140.1, 140.8, and new 140.9

§141.2

§§142.2 - 142.5, 142.7, 142.8, 142.10 - 142.14, 142.16, 142.18, and 142.20

§§143.1 - 143.5

§§152.3 and 152.6

Related: Forms DWC045 and DWC045m

1/4/19 1/7/19

CHAPTER 132: Benefits--Death and Burial Payments

§132.7

9/26/18 10/12/18 11/30/18 12/14/18 12/20/18

CHAPTER 114:
Self-Insurance

§§114.1 -114.15, 114.16

8/31/18 9/14/18 12/17/18 1/4/18 1/6/18

CHAPTER 180: MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT

Second proposal
§180.8 and §180.26

First proposal (withdrawn)
§180.8 and §180.26

Second proposal
10/19/18

First proposal
5/7/18

Second proposal
11/2/18

First proposal
5/18/18

12/20/18 1/11/18 1/16/19

SUBCHAPTER A: Designated Doctor Scheduling and Examinations
SUBCHAPTER B: Designated Doctor Certification, Recertification, and Qualifications
SUBCHAPTER C: Designated Doctor Duties and Responsibilities

§§127.1, 127.5, and 127.10
§§127.100, 127.110, 127.130, and 127.140
§127.220

5/7/18 5/18/18

10/15/18

Related forms:
DWC032/DWC032s
DWC068
Sample POD

10/26/18 12/6/18

Subchapter C - Medical Fee Guidelines
Subchapter G - Prospective and Concurrent Review of Health Care

§§134.230, 134.600

4/23/18 5/4/18 10/12/18 10/26/18 11/1/18

Chapter 108 – FEES

§108.1

4/23/18 5/4/18 8/13/18 8/24/18 9/2/18
CHAPTER 129: INCOME BENEFITS--TEMPORARY INCOME BENEFITS

§129.5

4/9/18 4/20/18

10/11/18

Related form:
DWC073

10/26/18 10/31/18
CHAPTER 133: GENERAL MEDICAL PROVISIONS

§133.30

2/13/18 3/2/18 4/16/18 4/27/18 9/1/18
CHAPTER 110: REQUIRED NOTICES OF COVERAGE
CHAPTER 112: Scope of Liability for Compensation
CHAPTER 130: IMPAIRMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME BENEFITS
CHAPTER 136: BENEFITS—VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

§110.105

§§112.101, 112.102, 112.201, 112.202

§§130.10, 130.101, 130.102

§§136.1, 136.2

1/12/18 1/26/18

3/27/18

§110.105

§§112.101, 112.102, 112.201, 112.202

§§130.10, 130.101, 130.102

§§136.1, 136.2

4/6/18 4/15/18
CHAPTER 134: BENEFITS--GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL SERVICES, CHARGES, AND PAYMENTS
SUBCHAPTER F: PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS
§§134.500, 134.530, 134.540 1/8/18 1/19/18

4/2/18

§§134.500, 134.530, 134.540

4/13/18 7/1/18

For more information, contact: RuleComments@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 2/4/2021