(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.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 956, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1426, § 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.124, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 2112), § 6, eff. June 9, 2017.