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Relating to a study on first responders' workers' compensation claims by the workers' compensation research and evaluation group.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1635 would require the workers' compensation research and evaluation group to conduct a study on workers' compensation claims by first responders. The reports would be required to include an analysis of medical costs, return-to-work outcomes, access to and utilization of care, satisfaction with care, and health-related functional outcomes.
Considering that the workers' compensation research and evaluation group already exists under current law, the study proposed by this legislation does not appear to conflict with our liberty principles. Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1635.