(a) In administering and enforcing the applicable provisions of the Texas Labor Code as set out in § 501.002, a state agency shall act in the capacity of employer.
(b) In administering and enforcing the applicable provisions of the Texas Labor Code as set out in § 501.002, the State Office of Risk Management shall act in the capacity of insurance carrier.
(c) As an employer, each state agency shall file, in the form and manner prescribed by the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (commission), a single administrative address with the commission for the purpose of administering workers' compensation claims. All workers' compensation claim notices or written communications to the agency as an employer will be sent to the agency's single administrative address, unless otherwise specified by rule. When the state agency's single administrative address changes, the sate agency shall submit the new address at least 30 days prior to the change, in the form and manner prescribed by the commission.
The provisions of this § 109.1 adopted to be effective February 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 511; amended to be effective October 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 9348.