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

DWC holds contested case hearings at the new 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.

2023 Texas Workers’ Compensation Conference, “Basics & Beyond” - July 10-12 in Austin
Registration is now open

Join us July 10-12 in Austin. Our annual Texas Workers’ Compensation Conference, “Basics & Beyond”, has something for everyone - whether you’re new to the world of workers’ compensation or a seasoned professional.

Look for updates on our conference page and check out highlights from last year.

Forget the fax!
Forget the fax!

Anyone can upload electronic documents, such as DWC forms, to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation and get a printable receipt.

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Training for new safety professionals

When OSHA shows up at your business, what do you do? Register for our newest Safety Pro Seminar and learn how to prepare for an OSHA inspection.

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News and highlights

DWC hosts quarterly stakeholder meetings

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, DWC holds its quarterly meetings for insurance carriers and health care providers to discuss issues in the Texas workers’ compensation system. The meetings will be held via Zoom.

DWC releases final COVID-19 Results Factsheet

To understand the impact of COVID-19 on the Texas workers’ compensation system, on June 2, 2020, DWC issued a mandatory data call with 74 selected insurance carriers. DWC is releasing its final factsheet with results as of April 2023.

DWC seeks stakeholder input for spinal cord stimulator audit

DWC is looking for input for the Spinal Cord Stimulator Plan-Based Audit. The audit will evaluate the appropriateness of a doctor’s decision and recordkeeping that support the use and effectiveness of spinal cord stimulators. The audit sets the scope, methodology, selection standards, and program area duties laid out in the Medical Quality Review Process.

DWC issues guidance and updates forms for new designated doctor rules

DWC has released a memo with implementation guidance for new designated doctor rules.
We also updated three forms related to these rules: DWC Form-032, Request for designated doctor examination; DWC Form-067, Designated doctor certification application; and DWC Form-068, Designated doctor examination data report.

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

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