The State Office of Risk Management shall administer insurance services obtained by state agencies, including the government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs.
The office shall:
operate as a full-service risk manager and insurance manager for state agencies as provided by Subsection (c);
maintain and review records of property, casualty, or liability insurance coverages purchased by or for a state agency;
the Texas State University System or a component institution of that system.
The board by rule shall develop an implementation schedule for the purchase under this section of insurance for state agencies by the office. The board shall phase in, by line of insurance, the requirement that a state agency purchase coverage only through the office.
each agency provides training and conducts testing and exercises that prepare the agency for implementing the plan.
The office and the Texas Building and Procurement Commission shall adopt a memorandum of understanding that:
includes the type, amount, and frequency of safety-related information that may be shared between the office and the commission; and
designates points of contact within the office and the commission to coordinate the sharing of information.
The office shall:
maintain a system to promptly and efficiently act on complaints filed with the office;
maintain information about parties to the complaint, the subject matter of the complaint, a summary of the results of the review or investigation of the complaint, and disposition of the complaint;
make information available describing the office’s procedures for complaint investigation and resolution; and
periodically notify the complaint parties of the status of the complaint until final disposition.
The Texas State University System or a component institution of that system shall perform risk management services related to insurance coverage purchased by the system or institution without board approval.Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1098, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1017, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2002; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 527, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.Amended by:Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 407 (S.B. 908), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 509 (H.B. 796), Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 2015.Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1045 (H.B. 1832), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.