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House OKs Bill Requiring Worker Notice of Provider Choice

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 198 | 0 | 30 min read

The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that would require injured workers to be informed of their right to choose a treating doctor in workers’ compensation claims. The House on Thursday voted 82-58 to pass HB 741, by Rep. Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas, which would require choice of provider information be added to notices that are sent to injured workers. Specifically, the bill would require notices be revised to inform a worker of the right to choose a treating doctor, including doctors of medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, dentistry, podiatry” or chiropractors s...

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