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DWC Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Amending TAC Chapter 147

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments on a proposed rule amending TAC Chapter 147 concerning dispute resolution through agreements and settlements.
The rulemaking will amend 28 TAC §§ 147.4, 147,5, 1247.7, 147.10 and 147.11. Sections 147.1, 147.2, 147.3, 147.6, 147.8, and 147.9 will be repealed and a new § 147.1 added.
The amendments are calculated to streamline the agreements and settlements process and eliminate unnecessary work for DWC staff.
The proposed new rule will be published in the April 5, 2024 issue of the Texas Register and available at A copy of the proposed rule is also posted on the Division website at
Comments may be submitted to
The deadline to submit comments is May 6, 2024.


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