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Adopted DWC Rules prior to March 2015

DISCLAIMER: The following adopted rules are provided as a courtesy by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). While DWC makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, the official version of proposed and adopted rules are those filed with the Secretary of State, which is the repository of official DWC rules. Those rules can be accessed directly from the Texas Register, Office of Secretary of State.  With respect to the following documents, or other documents available from this site or others to which it links, DWC and the State of Texas make no warranty as to their accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, and/or usefulness.

Adopted DWC Rules prior to March 2015
Subject Section Number Adopted Date Published Date Effective Date
Chapter 129:  Income Benefits--Temporary Income Benefits §§129.3, 129.11 2/8/16 2/19/16 2/2/16

Chapter 110: Required Notices of Coverage
Subchapter B: Employer Notices

 

§§110.108 , 110.110

11/17/15 12/11/15 12/14/15

Chapter 131:  Benefits--Lifetime Income Benefits

§131.1

2/10/15 2/27/15 6/1/15

Chapter 134.- Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments

Subchapter I.  Medical Bill Reporting

§§134.802 – 134.805, 134.807, 134.808

TX EDI Medical Data Element Requirement table, v 2.0
TX EDI Medical Data Element Edits table, v 2.0
TX EDI Medical Difference table, v 3.0

1/20/15 2/6/15 9/1/15
Chapter 124:  Carriers: Required Notice and Mode of Payment §§124.5, 124.6 1/1/15 1/16/15 6/1/15

Chapter 148: Hearings Conducted By The State Office Of Administrative Hearings

Chapter 149: Memorandum Of Understanding With SOAH

§§148.1 - 148.8, 148.10, 148.11, 148.13 - 148.17, and 148.19 - 148.24

§§148.3, 148.4, 148.5, 148.9, 148.12, and 148.18

§§149.1, 149.2, 149.3, 149.4, 149.5, 149.6, 149.7, 149.8, 149.9, and 149.10

7/7/14 7/18/14 8/7/14

Chapter 110 - Required Notices of Coverage
Chapter 120 - Compensation Procedure -- Employers
Chapter 122 - Compensation Procedure – Claimants
Chapter 126 - General Provisions Applicable to all Benefits
Chapter 128 - Benefits – Calculation of Average Weekly Wage
Chapter 136 - Benefits – Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 160 - Reports of Injury and Occupational Disease – General Provisions
Chapter 166 - Accident Prevention Services

readopt all

6/25/14 7/4/14 6/25/14

Chapter 133: General Medical Provisions

Chapter 134: Benefits--Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges And Payments

§§133.2, 133.240, 133.250, 133.305

§§134.110, 134.502, 134.600

3/7/14 3/21/14 3/30/14

Chapter 133: General Medical Provisions
Subchapter B: Health Care Provider Billing Procedures

 

§133.10

12/16/13 12/27/13 4/1/14

Chapter 41: Practice and Procedure

§41.50 repeal, Subchapter B repeal all sections 12/16/13 12/27/13 4/1/14

Chapter 89: Crime Victims Compensation Act

Chapter 89 (repeal) 11/21/13 12/6/13 20 days after filing

Chapter 103: Agency Administration

§§103.1-103.3, 103.100, 103.101, 103.300-103.322, 103.400 (repeal)

11/21/13 12/6/16 9/1/14

Chapter 102: Practice and Procedures - General Provisions

§102.8

11/21/13 12/6/13 20 days after filing

Chapter 43: Insurance Coverage

§§43.15, 43.20 (repeal)

11/12/13 11/29/13 12/8/13

Chapter 130: Impairment and Supplemental Income Benefits

§130.1

8/5/13 8/16/13

Chapter 166: Accident Prevention Services

§§166.1, 166.3, and 166.5, 166.2

§§166.2, 166.4, and 166.6-166.9 (repeal)

3/11/13 3/22/13 10/1/13

Chapter 134.- Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter I - Medical Bill Reporting

§§134.803, 134.807

TX EDI Medical Difference Table v 2.0

1/28/13 2/8/13 2/17/13
Chapter 126. General Provisions Applicable To All Benefits §126.17 12/17/12 12/28/12 1/6/13
Chapter 180. Monitoring and Enforcement
Subchapter C. Medical Quality Review Panel
§§180.60, 180.62, 180.64, 180.66, 180.68, 180.70, 180.72, 180.74, 180.76, 180.78 10/17/12 11/2/12 1/1/13

Chapter 110 - Required Notices of Coverage
Subchapter A - Carrier Notices
Subchapter B - Employer Notices

§§110.1, 110.7, 110.101, 110.103, 110.105 7/13/12 7/27/12

§§110.7, 110.103
effective 8/2/12

§§110.1, 110.101,
110.105 effective 1/1/13

Chapter 160 - Reports of Injury and Occupational Disease--General Provisions


§§160.2, 160.3, 160.1
7/13/12 7/27/12 1/1/13

Chapter 127: Designated Doctor Procedures and Requirements
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, 127.10, 127.20, 127.25, 127.100, 127.110, 127.120, 127.130, And 127.140, 127.200, 127.210, And 127.220
7/9/12 7/27/12 1/1/12

Chapter 180: Monitoring and Enforcement
Subchapter B: Medical Benefit Regulation

§180.23 7/9/12 7/20/12 1/1/12

Chapter 130: Impairment and Supplemental Income Benefits
Subchapter A: Impairment Income Benefits

Chapter 180: Monitoring and Enforcement
Subchapter B: Medical Benefit Regulation

§130.6 (repeal)

§180.21 (repeal)

7/9/12

7/20/12

1/1/12

Chapter 133 - General Medical Provisions
Subchapter D. Dispute of Medical Bills

§§133.307, 133.308

5/11/12

 

5/25/12

5/31/12

Chapter 144 - Dispute Resolution
Subchapter A - Arbitration

§§144.1 - 144.7, 144.9 - 144.16

5/11/12

 

5/25/12

5/31/12

Chapter 133 - General Medical Provisions
Subchapter A - General Rules For Medical Billing And Processing
Subchapter C - Medical Bill Processing/Audit By Insurance Carrier
Subchapter D - Dispute Of Medical Bills

§§133.2, 133.240, 133.250, 133.270, 133.305

3/26/12

4/6/12

7/1/12

Chapter 134 - Benefits--Guidelines For Medical Services, Charges, And Payments
Subchapter G - Prospective And Concurrent Review Of Health Care

§134.600 3/26/12

4/6/12

7/1/12
Chapter 180 - Monitoring and Enforcement §§180.1, 180.3, 180.5, 180.8, 180.27, 180.4, 180.9, 180.10 1/24/12

2/10/12

2/14/12

Chapter 126 - General Provisions Applicable to All Benefits

Chapter 128 - Benefits--Calculation of Average Weekly Wage

§§126.15, 126.16

§128.1

Sample Notice of Underpayment of Income Benefits English, Spanish

12/12/11

12/23/11

1/1/12

Chapter 141. Dispute Resolution--Benefit Review Conference

§§141.2, 141.3 10/31/11

11/18/11

11/20/11

Chapter 143. Dispute Resolution Review by The Appeals Panel

§143.2 10/31/11

11/18/11

11/20/11

Chapter 134 - Benefits -- Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments

Subchapter F - Pharmaceutical Benefit

§§134.503, 134.504 9/30/11

10/14/11

10/23/11

Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter I. Medical Bill Reporting

§§134.800 - 134.808

Medical EDI Implementation Guidance for use on/after 9/1/11

6/20/11

7/1/11

9/1/11

Chapter 133 -- Medical Bill Processing

§§133.10, 133.500, 133.501, 133.502 2/3/11

2/18/11

8/1/11

Chapter 136 - Benefits--Vocational Rehabilitation

§§136.1 and 136.2 1/14/11

1/28/11

2/3/11

Chapter 180 - Subchapter A. General Rules for Enforcement
Subchapter B. Medical Benefit Regulation

§§180.1-180.3, 180.8, 180.22, 180.24-180.28, 180.50

§§180.6, 180.7, 180.10-180.18, 180.20, 180.26 (repeal)

12/20/10

12/31/10

01/9/11

Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter F Pharmaceutical Benefits
(adopted on an emergency basis)

§134.503 12/17/10 1/1/11-6/29/11

Chapter 137. Disability Management
Subchapter A. General Provisions

§137.5 12/6/10

12/17/10

09/1/11

Chapter 126. Benefits – General Provision Applicable to All

Chapter 127 - Designated Doctor Procedures and Requirements
Subchapter A - Designated Doctor Scheduling and Examinations

§126.7 (repeal)

§§127.1, 127.5, 127.15, 127.20, 127.25

12/6/10

12/17/10

2/1/11

Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter F - Pharmaceutical Benefits

§§134.500, 134.506, 134.510, 134.520, 134.530, 134.540, 134.550
12/3/10

12/17/10

01/17/11
correction

Chapter 133. General Medical Provisions
Subchapter D - Dispute of Medical Bills

§133.306 12/3/10

12/17/10

9/1/11
Chapter 141 Dispute Resolution--Benefit Review Conference §§141.1, 141.2, 141.4, and 141.7 8/6/10

8/20/10

10/1/10
Chapter 137. Disability Management
Subchapter B. Return to Work
§§137.41 - 137.49, 137.50, and 137.51 4/1/10 4/16/10 4/25/10
Chapter 122. Compensation Procedure - Claimants Benefits -- Guidelines for Section

Chapter 132. Death Benefits - Death and Burial Benefits

§122.100

§§132.6, 132.11

2/26/10 3/12/10 3/22/10

Chapter 120 Compensation Procedure-Employers

§120.2 2/26/10 3/12/10 3/22/10

Chapter 116 General Provisions--Subsequent Injury Fund

§§116.11 and 116.12 12/18/09 1/1/10 01/7/10

Chapter 143 Dispute Resolution Review by the Appeals Panel

§§143.2 - 143.5 11/19/09

12/4/09

12/13/09

Chapter 164 Hazardous Employer Program

Chapter 169 Workers' Health and Safety--Drug Free Workplace Program

§§164.1 - 164.12 and 164.14 - 164.18 (repeal)

§§169.1 and 169.2 (repeal)

10/1/09 10/23/09 10/29/09

Chapter 130 - Impairment and Supplemental Income Benefits

Subchapter B. Supplemental Income Benefits


§§130.101 - 130.109
3/11/09 3/27/09 7/1/09
Chapter 133. General Medical Provisions
Subchapter B. Health Care Provider Billing Procedures

§133.20
1/9/09 01/23/09 1/29/09

Chapter 122. Compensation Procedure - Claimants Benefits -- Guidelines for Section

Chapter 132. Death Benefits - Death and Burial Benefits

§122.100

§§132.6, 132.9, 132.11

9/22/08 10/3/08 10/12/08
Chapter 140. Dispute Resolution -- General Provisions
Subchapter A. Dispute Resolution - General Provisions
§§140.6, 140.7, 140.8 8/29/08 09/19/08 9/23/08

Chapter 134 Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments
Subchapter E. Health Facility Fees

§134.402 8/8/08 8/22/08 8/31/08

Chapter 133 - General Medical Provisions
Subchapter A. General Rules for Medical Billing and Processing

§§133.2, 133.4, 133.5 7/7/08 7/18/08 7/27/08

Chapter 134. Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter E. Health Facility Fees


§134.401 (repeal)
6/19/08 7/4/08 7/13/08
Chapter 133 - General Medical Provisions
Subchapter D. Dispute of Medical Bills
§§133.305, 133.307, 133.308 5/5/08 5/16/08 5/25/08

Chapter 133 - General Medical Provisions
Subchapter B. Health Care Provider Billing Procedures

§133.10 4/11/08 4/25/08 5/1//08

Chapter 141. Dispute Resolution - Benefit Review Conference

§141.6 (repeal) 3/17/08 8/28/08 4/6/08

Chapter 137. Disability Management
Subchapter B. Return To Work

§137.41 1/18/08 2/1/08 2/7/08

Chapter 134 Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments
Subchapter A. Medical Reimbursement Policies
Subchapter C. Medical fee Guidelines

§§134.1, 134.2, 134.203, 134.204

12/28/07 1/11/08 3/1/08

Chapter 180 - Monitoring and Enforcement
Subchapter A. General Rules for Enforcement

§180.19 12/21/07 1/11/08 1/16/08

Chapter 134 -Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter E. Health Facility Fees

§§134.403, 134.404 12/28/07 1/11/08 3/1/08

CHAPTER 131. Benefits - Lifetime Income Benefits
Subchapter G. Prospective and Concurrent Review of Health Care

§131.1 (repeal), §134.650 (repeal)

12/19/07 01/4/08 1/9/08

Chapter 134 Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments
Subchapter E. Health Facility Fees


§134.402
12/10/07 12/21/07 12/30/07

Chapter 120 Compensation Procedures -- Employers

§120.2 9/24/07 10/5/07 10/15/07

Chapter 137 - Disability Management
Subchapter D. Treatment Planning

§137.300 9/10/07 09/21/07 9/30/07

Chapter 137. Disability Management
Subchapter D. Treatment Planning

Subchapter D
8/2/07 8/17/07 effective
immediately

Chapter 137. Disability Management
Subchapter D. Treatment Planning

Subchapter D 4/5/07 4/20/07 effective
immediately

Chapter 137. Disability Management
Subchapter A. General Provisions
Subchapter B. Return to Work
Subchapter C. Treatment Guidelines
Subchapter D. Required Treatment Planning

§§137.1, 137.10, 137.100, 137.300

12/29/06 1/12/07

1/19/2007

§137 effective
on/after 5/1/07

§137.100 and 137.300 apply to health care provided on/after 5/1/07

Chapter 133 - Medical Billing and Processing
Subchapter D. Dispute and Audit of Bills by Insurance Carriers

§§133.305, 133.307, 133.308 (repeal)

§§133.305, 133.307, 133.308

12/8/06 12/22/06 1/15/07

Chapter 102 - Practices and Procedures - General Provisions

HB 251


§102.11
12/7/06 12/22/06 12/31/06

Chapter 133 - General Medical Provisions
Subchapter B - Health Care Provider Billing Procedures

§133.10 12/1/06 12/15/06 12/24/06

CHAPTER 141 - Dispute Resolution--Benefit Review Conference

§§141.5, 141.6, 141.7 8/14/06 9/1/06 09/4/06

Chapter 126 - General Provisions Applicable to All Benefits

Chapter 130 - Impairment and Supplemental Income Benefits
Subchapter A - Impairment Income Benefits

Subchapter B - Supplemental Income Benefits

CHAPTER 180 - MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT
Subchapter B - Medical Benefit Regulation

§§126.5, 126.6, 126.7 [effective  01/ 1, 2007]

§126.7 (repeal) [effective on 12/ 31/06.]

§§130.2, 130.6 [effective 01/ 1, 2007]

§130.5 (repeal) [effective 12/ 31/06.]

§130.110 [effective 12/ 31/06.]

§§180.21, 180.22, §180.28 [effective August 16/06]

7/27/06 08/11/06 various

Chapter 133 - Medical Billing and Processing
Subchapter G Electronic Medical Billing, Reimbursement, and Documentation

§§133.500, 133.50

7/21/06 8/4/06 8/10/06

Chapter 126 - Treating Doctor Examination to Define the Compensable Injury

§126.14 6/19/06 7/7/06 7/9/06

Chapter 133 Medical Billing and Processing
Subchapter A General Rules for Required Reports
Subchapter B Required Reports
Subchapter D Dispute and Audit of Bills for Insurance Carriers
Subchapter E Compelling Production of Documents

Chapter 134 Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter A. Medical Policies
Subchapter I Provider Billing Procedures

Chapter 133 General Medical Provisions
Subchapter A General Rules for Medical Billing and Processing
Subchapter B Health Care Provider Billing Procedures
Subchapter C Medical Bill Processing/Audit by Insurance Carrier

Chapter 134 Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges, and Payments
Subchapter A Medical Reimbursement Policies
Subchapter B Miscellaneous Reimbursement

§134.600

§§133.1, 133.2, 133.100, 133.104, 133.105, 133.106, 133.300, 133.301, 133.302, 133.303, 133.304, 133.401, 133.402, 133.403 (repeal)

§§134.1, 134.5, 134.6, 134.800, 134.801, 134.803 (repeal)

§§133.1, 133.2, 133.3, 133.10, 133.20, 133.200, 133.210, 133.230, 133.240, 133.250, 133.260, 133.270, 133.280

§§134.1, 134.100, 134.110, 134.120, 134.130, 134.802
4/11/06 4/28/06 5/2/06

Chapter 137 Disability Management
Subchapter B. Return to Work

§§137.41, 137.42, 137.43, 137.44, 137.45, 137.46, 137.47, 137.48

2/2/06 2/17/06 2/22/06


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