(a) Not later than the 45th day after the date the response was filed with the division, the appeals panel will issue its written decision, concluding with a separate paragraph stating words to the effect: “The true corporate name of the insurance carrier is (NAME IN BOLD PRINT) and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is (NAME AND ADDRESS IN BOLD PRINT)”;, and file a copy with the division.
(b) If the appeals panel does not issue a written decision by the 45th day after the date the response was filed with the division, the administrative law judge’s decision becomes final, constitutes the decision of the appeals panel, and, for the purpose of establishing the time for seeking judicial review, is deemed filed with the division on that day.
(c) Not later than the seventh day after the appeals panel files its decision with the division, or a decision is deemed filed, as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the division shall send to each party a copy of the decision, or a notice that the administrative law judge’s decision has become final and constitutes the decision of the appeals panel.
(d) A decision of the appeals panel that is not appealed for judicial review, as provided by the Texas Labor Code §410.252, et seq., becomes final on the 46th day after the division mailed the party the decision of the appeals panel. For purposes of this section the mailing date is considered to be the fifth day after the date the decision of the appeals panel was filed by the division.
(e) A decision of the appeals panel that is appealed for judicial review is binding on the parties for the duration of the judicial review.
The provisions of this §143.5 adopted to be effective March 7, 1991, 16 TexReg 1195; amended to be effective May 9, 2004, 29 TexReg 4223; amended to be effective December 13, 2009, 34 TexReg 8739; amended to be effective January 7, 2019, 44 TexReg 111.