Texas House Passes Work Comp Injured Worker Right to Choose Provider Bill

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, May 2nd, voted 82-58 to pass HB 741, 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 chiroractic who is licensed and authorized to practice.

Source: workcompcentral.com



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