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Rules Under Development

Workers' compensation self-insurance rules and regulations

Chapter 296-15, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Self-Insurance Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) (WAC Chapter 296-15)

Labor & Industries and the self-insured employer community have agreed to partner in the development of a Self-Insurance Risk Analysis System. L&I is proposing that one component of this system feature the collection of medical bill data using an Electronic Data Interchange with national standards established by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. Existing rules must be modified, and a new rule adopted, in order to make reporting requirements clear to all self-insurers and to ensure a uniform standard of reporting is established.755.

4/19/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Self-Insurance Option 2 Benefits (Chapter 296-15 WAC, Workers Compensation Self-Insurance Rules and Regulations)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to modify WAC 296-15-4316, What must the self-insurer do when the worker declines further vocational rehabilitation services and elects option 2 benefits? The existing language is being amended to conform to the provisions of RCW 51.32.096, a new statute enacted through Chapter 137, Laws of 2015 (Substitute House Bill 1496). The current language in WAC 296-15-4316 states that workers who are eligible for vocational retraining have fifteen calendar days from the date the rehabilitation plan is approved, to decline further services and elect Option 2 benefits instead. The changes were adopted 10/18/2016 and became effective on 11/18/2016.739.

11/18/2016

Rule Changes Effective

10/18/2016

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

9/19/2016

Public Hearing

9/19/2016

Comments Due

8/2/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

10/6/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Self-Insurance Penalty for Delay of Medical Benefits (Section 296-15-266 WAC - Penalties)

The Self-insurance Section within the Department of Labor and Industries is amending Section 296-15-266 WAC. The amendments define the circumstances under which the department will consider assessing a penalty for an unreasonable delay of benefits, and the process of this penalty request.693.

12/23/2014

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

12/1/2014

Public Hearing

9/30/2014

Comments Due

9/30/2014

Public Hearing

8/19/2014

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language Supplement

PDF: Small Business Economic Impact Statement (SBEIS)

11/19/2013

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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