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§ 505.002. Application Of General Workers’ Compensation Laws; Limit On Actions And Damages

(a) The following provisions of Subtitles A and B apply to and are included in this chapter except to the extent that they are inconsistent with this chapter:

(1) Chapter 401, other than Section 401.012, defining “employee”;

(2) Chapter 402;

(3) Chapter 403, other than Sections 403.001-403.005;

(4) Chapters 404 and 405;

(5) Subchapters B, D, E, and H, Chapter 406, other than Sections 406.071-406.073, and 406.075;

(6) Chapter 408, other than Sections 408.001(b) and (c);

(7) Chapters 409 and 410;

(8) Subchapters A and G, Chapter 411, other than Sections 411.003 and 411.004;

(9) Chapters 412-417; and

(10) Chapter 451.

(b) For the purpose of applying the provisions listed by Subsection (a) to this chapter, “employer” means “department.”

(c) Neither this chapter nor Subtitle A authorizes a cause of action or damages against the department or an employee of the department beyond the actions and damages authorized by Chapter 101, Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.323, eff. September 1, 2005.

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Title:

§ 505.002. Application Of General Workers’ Compensation Laws; Limit On Actions And Damages

Code:

Labor Code

Status:

Current

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