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Parking at the Barbara Jordan Building
Parking at the Barbara Jordan Building

DWC holds contested case hearings at the Barbara Jordan Building in the Capitol Complex, located at 1601 Congress Avenue.

If you are driving to your Austin hearing, you’ll need to plan for parking. There are a few on-street metered spaces near the building and DWC has arranged a limited number of free parking spots for visitors who have hearings. Here’s a video to help you with parking and entering the building.

We're going virtual!  Texas Workers' Comp Conference.
Coming October 2024!

This year DWC begins a fresh approach to amplify our education efforts with our new two-day, virtual Texas Workers’ Compensation Conference: Amplify!

Get updates on our conference webpage and learn about our new year-round CompCourses webinar series.

New dates for OSHA trainings - students in a class
Get them trained!

Our calendar is full of free and low-cost workplace safety classes in English and Spanish whether your employees need OSHA 30 or OSHA 10-Hour Course cards.

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DWC form annual filing period - February 1 - April 30
Annual workers’ compensation non-subscriber reporting

Texas employers that do not provide workers’ compensation coverage must file DWC Form-005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage, each year by April 30, or when you end your coverage.

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Safety Pro seminars
New to the safety profession?

DWC offers free online seminars to teach new safety professionals or coordinators how to create effective workplace safety programs. The next course is April 16.

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News and highlights

DWC accepting comments on routine rule review

DWC will review all sections in the following chapters in Title 28, Texas Administrative Code: Chapter 120 (Compensation Procedure--Employers); Chapter 122 (Compensation Procedure--Claimants); and Chapter 124 (Insurance Carriers: Notices, Payments, and Reporting).

DWC requests comments on dispute resolution rule changes

DWC is accepting public comments on a proposed rule amending 28 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 147 concerning dispute resolution through agreements and settlements. The amendments will streamline the agreements and settlements process and remove unnecessary work for DWC staff.

DWC proposes rule on medical billing complaints

DWC is accepting public comments on a proposed rule amending 28 TAC Section 180.2 to ensure that no health care provider or agent can use DWC's complaint process to bypass the medical fee dispute resolution filing deadline in 28 TAC Section 133.307(c). The restriction does not apply to a health care provider submitting a complaint under Insurance Code Chapter 1305.

DWC adopts designated doctor billing and reimbursement rules

DWC has adopted new and amended rules in 28 TAC Chapters 133 and 134 to improve billing and reimbursement for certain workers' compensation-specific services, including designated doctor examinations, required medical examinations, work status reports and MMI/IR examinations by treating and referred doctors. The rules will be effective on June 1, 2024.

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