(a) The division shall provide employers with information on methods to enhance the ability of an injured employee to return to work. The information may include access to available research and best practice information regarding return-to-work programs for employers.
(b) The division shall augment return-to-work program information provided to employers to include information regarding methods for an employer to appropriately assist an injured employee to obtain access to doctors who:
(1) provide high-quality care; and
(2) use effective occupational medicine treatment practices that lead to returning employees to productive work.
(c) The information provided to employers under this section must help to foster:
(1) effective working relationships with local doctors and with insurance carriers or workers' compensation health care networks certified under Chapter 1305, Insurance Code, to improve return-to-work communication; and
(2) access to return-to-work coordination services provided by insurance carriers.
(d) The division shall develop and make available the information described by this section.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.244, eff. September 1, 2005.