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Rule 132.7 – Death Benefits
In accordance with HB 1094, the DWC published an informal draft rule that amends Rule 132.7 to
provide that a remarried former spouse of a first responder killed on the job is entitled to receive
death benefits for life. Formal proposal of the amended rule is anticipated before the end of 2015.

Rule 132.13 – Burial Benefits
An informal draft rule proposes to amend Rule 132.13 to raise the burial benefits for an injured
employee killed on the job to $10,000.00. The rule amendment is required to implement SB 653
and is expected to be formally proposed by the end of 2015.

Rule 127.130 – Designated Doctor Qualifications
The DWC is considering amendments to the qualification criteria for designated doctors to ensure
that the best-qualified doctor is selected for examinations. The working draft of the rule is expected
to be published on the DWC website prior to year’s end.