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Carriers Say Designated Doctor Rules Flawed on Compensability

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 0

By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefNew rules adopted by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation on designated doctors won’t be published officially until Friday – but some carrier representatives say they see a major flaw, which they had pointed out in the draft rules.The DWC announced on Friday the adopted rules, scheduled to take effect on Sept. 1, would be published in the Texas Register on July 20.  However, the division placed a “courtesy copy” of the 202 pages of new rules on its website.Critics say the rules fail to deal with concerns that the DWC c...

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