BILL ANALYSIS C.S.S.B. 1185 By: Turner Economic Development 04-23-95 Committee Report (Substituted) BACKGROUND The current membership of the medical advisory board appointed by the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission does not include a psychologist. If a worker has suffered a mental trauma that is compensable under the workers' compensation system, the individual must see a doctor, even if there are no physical injuries, prior to receiving mental health services. PURPOSE As proposed, C.S.S.B. 1185 includes a psychologist among the membership of the medical advisory committee appointed by the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 413.005(b), Labor Code, to include a psychologist in the membership of the medical advisory committee. Redesignates existing Subdivisions (10)-(15) as Subdivisions (11)-(16). SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1995. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.