Bell v. Texas Workers Comp. Comm'n

In Bell v. Texas Workers Comp. Comm'n, 102 S.W.3d 299 (Tex. App.--Austin 2003, no pet.), the Court held that the doctor was not entitled to a hearing to dispute his removal from the Commission's approved doctor list ("ADL") under section 408.0231(a)(3) of the labor code, which requires that a doctor be removed if his medical license is suspended or revoked. Id. at 304-05. The Court expressly reserved the threshold issue, however, of whether a doctor has a constitutionally protected interest in the right to be included on the ADL, noting only that this interest is clearly distinguishable from "the established right to due process before removal of a professional license." Id. at 304.