TX Informal Proposed New 28 TAC 137.5 Regarding Case Manager Certification


Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) has informally proposed new 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §137.5 regarding case manager certification. TDI-DWC is accepting public comments regarding the informal proposal until 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Friday, June 4, 2010.

This informal proposal is not a formal rule proposal. Accordingly, your comments or responses will not be treated as formal public comment for the purposes of the Administrative Procedures Act or Government Code Chapter 2001. In addition to commenting on this informal proposal, there will be the opportunity to formally comment once the rules are formally proposed and officially published in the Texas Register. Public comments may be submitted to TDI-DWC by e-mailing rulecomments@tdi.state.tx.us or by mailing or delivering the comments to Maria Jimenez at:

Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
Workers' Compensation Counsel, MS - 4D
7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78744 -1645
The purpose of the informal proposal is to request input from workers' compensation system participants regarding the formulation of rules that would implement statutory amendments to Texas Labor Code §401.011(5-a) and §413.021 under House Bill 7, enacted by the 79th Legislature, Regular Session (effective September 1, 2005) and Senate Bill 1814, enacted by the 81st Legislature, Regular Session (effective June 19, 2009). The informally proposed rule clarifies that case managers are required to be certified, provides direction on credentialing requirements, and reiterates that claims adjusters are prohibited from being used as case managers.

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