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Advisory 98-04


At the May 28, 1998 Public Meeting, the Commissioners amended Rule 133.101 effective June 28, 1998. Rule 133.101 requires that the treating doctor submit Form TWCC-61 to the carrier and the injured employee or his/her representative within ten days of the initial visit. The newly adopted amendment states " Upon Commission request only, the treating doctor shall provide a copy of the Form TWCC-61 to the Commission."

As a result of this action, the Executive Director, under the authority granted by the Texas Labor Code Section 402.042 and in accordance with the amended rule, hereby adopts Revised Form TWCC-61.

Form TWCC-61 (Revised 7/98) advises injured employees of the requirement to notify their employer of their injury and how to obtain free information from TWCC about workers' compensation medical and indemnity benefits. The revised form also includes new routing instructions on the front and back.

Revised TWCC-61 is to be printed as a one page form (form on front and instructions on back). Existing stocks of the current form (4/92) may be used until September 30, 1998. The Revised Form TWCC-61 must be used effective October 1, 1998 to support this amendment to Commission rules.

Adopted this 8th day of July, 1998

Virginia A. May, Acting Executive Director

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