Texas Labor Code - LAB § 408.150. Vocational Rehabilitation
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(a) The division shall refer an employee to the Texas Workforce Commission with a recommendation for appropriate services if the division determines that an employee could be materially assisted by vocational rehabilitation or training in returning to employment or returning to employment more nearly approximating the employee's preinjury employment. The insurance carrier may provide vocational rehabilitation or training services through a private provider of vocational rehabilitation services.
(b) An employee who refuses services or refuses to cooperate with services provided under this section by the Texas Workforce Commission or a private provider loses entitlement to supplemental income benefits.
(a) The division shall analyze each report of injury received from an employer under this chapter to determine whether the injured employee would be assisted by vocational rehabilitation.
(b) If the division determines that an injured employee would be assisted by vocational rehabilitation, the division shall notify:
(1) the injured employee in writing of the services and facilities available through the Texas Workforce Commission and private providers of vocational rehabilitation; and
(2) the Texas Workforce Commission that the injured employee has been identified as one who could be assisted by vocational rehabilitation.
(c) The division shall cooperate with the office of injured employee counsel, the Texas Workforce Commission, and private providers of vocational rehabilitation in the provision of services and facilities to employees by the Texas Workforce Commission.
(d) Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., ch. 467 (H.B. 2112), § 11(6).
(e) The commissioner by rule may require that a private provider of vocational rehabilitation services maintain certain credentials and qualifications in order to provide services in connection with a workers' compensation insurance claim.
(f) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 1083 (S.B. 1179), § 25(127).
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