(a) A representative, as that term is defined in the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act), § 1.03(40), is authorized under the Act, § 2.09(e), to provide services in workers’ compensation matters if:
(1) the person is an insurance adjuster holding a State Board of Insurance license to adjust workers’ compensation claims, if the adjuster provides, to the commission, a written authorization from an insurance carrier to adjust claims. Written authorization is not required from an adjuster who is an employee of the insurance carrier;
(2) the person is an attorney and complies with the requirements of § 150.2(a) of this title (relating to Qualification and Authorization of Attorney To Practice before the Commission); or
(3) the person who is not either an adjuster or attorney files with the commission a written power of attorney, or written authorization from the claimant, allowing that person access to confidential records. No fee or remuneration shall be received either directly or indirectly from a claimant.
(b) A representative that fails to comply with the Act, or violates a rule of the commission, may be subject to sanctions, including suspension, as provided by the Act, § 2.09(f) and § 10.07(d).
The provisions of this § 150.3 adopted to be effective July 8, 1991, 16 TexReg 3399.