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Bill to Create Missed Designated Doctor Appointment Fee Lingering in Senate

Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 0

By Steve Nichols, News Contributor Several workers’ compensation bills continue to struggle toward passage with the last day of the regular session of the Texas Legislature — May 29 — right around the corner, including a measure that would require carriers pay a missed appointment fee for designated doctor exams. HB 2702, by Rep. Ryan Guillen, R-Rio Grande City, would amend the Labor Code to require an insurance carrier to pay a minimum $100 no-show fee if an injured worker does not have good cause for failing to appear. Carriers would be required to pay the fee to the desi...

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