(a) In this section, “first responder” has the meaning assigned by Section 504.055.
(b) The public counsel shall designate an employee of the office to act as first responder liaison.
(c) The first responder liaison shall assist an injured first responder and, if applicable, the ombudsman assigned to the first responder’s case, during a workers’ compensation administrative dispute resolution process.
(d) The first responder liaison:
(1) must meet the qualifications for designation as an ombudsman under this subchapter; and
(2) is subject to the training and education requirements for an ombudsman under this subchapter.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 465 (H.B. 2082), § 1, eff. September 1, 2017.