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On 8/1/17, DWC announced changes to the form DWC-45 to allow system participants to request to proceed directly to a contested case hearing.  The DWC explained that parties are not required to participate in a BRC when the DWC determines that mediation would not prove effective to resolve the dispute or that the overall policy of the Workers’ Compensation Act would be advanced by proceeding directly to a contested case hearing.  The stated goal of this change is to “focus BRC time and resources on disputes in which participation is thought to be the most productive.  The revised form can be found at