Texas Labor Code

Sec. § 412.0126
Analysis


(a)

The board shall adopt rules as necessary to collect data on lost time and return-to-work outcomes of each state agency to allow full evaluations of successes and of barriers to achieving timely return to work after an injury.

(b)

The office shall:

(1)

collect and analyze data from each state agency regarding lost time, including sick leave and annual leave used by an injured employee;

(2)

identify state agencies that need additional training or case management services related to return-to-work services;

(3)

modify as necessary the office’s assessment computation to encourage state agencies to effectively reduce workers’ compensation costs;

(4)

incorporate as necessary return-to-work goals developed by the division of workers’ compensation under Section 413.025 (Return-to-work Goals and Assistance);

(5)

work with the workers’ compensation research and evaluation group to develop analytical tools to assist the office with its duties under this section;

(6)

require state agencies to report information in a standardized format;

(7)

monitor the information reported by each state agency; and

(8)

evaluate the information provided under this section to determine outcomes over time for each state agency.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 407 (S.B. 908), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.
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