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2020 DWC proposed and adopted rules

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Proposed and adopted rules for 2020
Subject Section
Proposal filed Proposal published Adoption filed Adoption published Effective date

CHAPTER 142. Dispute Resolution--Benefit Contested Case Hearing

§§142.13 and 142.19


carrier to claimant

claimant to carrier
12/7/2020 12/18/2020



carrier to claimant

claimant to carrier
2/12/2021 2/18/2021

Chapter 116. General Provisions--Subsequent Injury Fund


11/18/2020 12/4/2020



DWC095, DWC096, DWC097, DWC098

2/5/2021 2/11/2021

Chapter 180: Monitoring and Enforcement


11/10/2020 11/27/2020 1/25/2021 2/5/2021 2/10/2021

Chapter 112 Scope of Liability for Compensation
Subchapters B, C, D, AND E

§§112.101, 112.102, 112.203, 112.301, and 112.401

10/19/2020 11/13/2020


DWC083, DWC083s

DWC084, DWC084s

2/5/2021 2/10/2021

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


9/22/2020 10/9/2020


1/29/2021 2/22/2021

Chapter 132. Death Benefits--Death and Burial Benefits


6/3/2020 6/19/2020 8/19/2020 9/4/2020 9/8/2020


Subchapter A. COVID-19 Emergency Rules


60-day extension 8/10/20

4/13/2020 4/24/2020 4/13/2020

Chapter 129. Temporary Income Benefits


9/30/2019 10/11/2019 2/10/2020 2/28/2020 3/1/2020

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Last updated: 3/23/2023