(a) If the commissioner determines that the payment of benefits and claims administration shall be made through the association, the association assumes the workers’ compensation obligations of the impaired employer and shall begin the payment of the obligations for which it is liable not later than the 30th day after the date of notification by the director.
(b) The association shall make payments to claimants whose entitlement to benefits can be ascertained by the association.
(c) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the association is not liable for the payment of any penalties assessed for any act or omission on the part of any person other than the association.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, § 9.52(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.067, eff. September 1, 2005.