(a) The office shall report to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairs of the legislative committees with appropriate jurisdiction not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year. The report must include:
(1) a description of the activities of the office;
(2) identification of any problems in the workers’ compensation system from the perspective of injured employees as a class, as considered by the public counsel, with recommendations for regulatory and legislative action; and
(3) an analysis of the ability of the workers’ compensation system to provide adequate, equitable, and timely benefits to injured employees at a reasonable cost to employers.
(b) The office shall coordinate with the workers’ compensation research and evaluation group to obtain needed information and data to make the evaluations required for the report.
(c) The office shall publish and disseminate the legislative report to interested persons, and may charge a fee for the publication as necessary to achieve optimal dissemination.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.016, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 289 (H.B. 1774), § 7, eff. September 1, 2011.