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2018 Workers' Compensation Conference
Connect. Share. Learn.

The Texas Safety Summit and the Education Conference are merging in 2018 for a 3-day event. Connect, share and learn at one of the nation’s largest workers’ compensation conferences.

OSHCON Program
OSHCON

DWC provides a free, confidential service to help private Texas employers identify and eliminate workplace hazards. Employers don’t have to carry workers’ compensation to participate. 

Man in wheelchair at work
Return to Work

Employers, health care providers, and insurance carriers must work with injured employees to help them get back to productive work safely.

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Non-subscriber filing period reminder - April 30th
Non-Coverage annual filing period

If you are a non-subscriber you must file DWC Form-005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage, each year by April 30.

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News and Highlights

Proposed rule and draft form: work status reports

The proposed amendment conforms DWC rules to HB 2546, allowing a treating doctor to delegate authority to a physician assistant to complete, sign, and file a work status report, and gives the injured employee the option to receive a work status report electronically. The draft work status report is also available for informal comment.

Adopted rule: compounded drugs

The adoptions exclude from the closed formulary all prescription drugs created through compounding prescribed and dispensed on or after July 1, 2018, and require preauthorization of these drugs for claims subject to and not subject to certified networks.

Informal posting:  hearings rule updates

DWC requests comments on informal draft amendments to multiple rules. The amendments implement HB 2111 by replacing the term “hearing officer” with “administrative law judge,” and also include several procedural updates for division hearings.

Pflugerville landscape company convicted of workers’ comp fraud

A Pflugerville landscape company pleaded guilty March 21 to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage. Jammers Groundscapes entered the plea in a Travis County District Court and was ordered to pay $400,000 to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the workers’ compensation carrier.

Vision
The nation’s best care and services for injured employees and their employers.

Mission
Regulate Texas workers’ compensation efficiently, educate system participants, and achieve a balanced system in which everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.