(a) The division shall maintain an investigation unit to conduct investigations relating to:
(1) alleged violations of this subtitle, commissioner rules, or a commissioner order or decision, with particular emphasis on violations of Chapters 415 and 416; and
(2) alleged offenses under this subtitle, with particular emphasis on offenses under Chapter 418.
(b) As often as the commissioner considers necessary, the commissioner or the investigation unit may review the operations of a person regulated by the division, including an agent of the person performing functions regulated by the division, to determine compliance with this subtitle.
(c) The review described by Subsection (b) may include on-site visits to the person’s premises. The commissioner is not required to announce an on-site visit in advance.
(d) During an on-site visit, a person regulated by the division shall make available to the division all records relating to the person’s participation in the workers’ compensation system.
(e) The commissioner by rule shall prescribe the procedures to be used for both announced and unannounced on-site visits authorized under this section, including specifying the types of records subject to inspection.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.262, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1162 (H.B. 2605), § 26, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 463 (H.B. 2053), § 1, eff. June 9, 2017.