The Washington State Legislature formed the Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee (IIMAC) in 2007 to “…advise the department on matters related to the provision of safe, effective, and cost-effective treatments for injured workers.”

The IIMAC’s charge is to:

  • Develop practice guidelines and coverage criteria.
  • Review and advise the department on coverage decisions and technology assessments.
  • Review medical programs.
  • Review rules pertaining to health care issues.
Meetings

Meetings

Procedures for Observing and Providing Input

Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee (IIMAC) meetings are open public meetings with notices published in the Washington State Register and repeated below. Members of the public may attend full IIMAC meetings without advance notice.

Oral Comments:

To give oral comments at a full IIMAC meeting:

  • Sign in with your name, who you represent, and contact information.

To give a presentation with audiovisual materials or handouts:

  • Provide copies to the Department at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting. Presentations will be limited to 3 minutes.

    Upcoming meeting dates:

    • October 28, 2021
      Note: The meeting will take place from 1-5 PM over Zoom. If you would like to attend, please contact Shannon Pitts, pits235@LNI.WA.GOV for information about how to join.

    Previous meeting agendas and minutes:

    Public Comment

    Public Comment

    Draft work products that impact department policy will be posted below before final acceptance by IIMAC. Written comments received at least 2 weeks prior to IIMAC meetings are available to the committee. We invite your input using mail, fax or email as below. Oral comment is welcome at full IIMAC meetings.

    When a public comment period is open, send written comments using one of the following:

    • By mail:
      Health Policy Unit, Office of the Medical Director
      Attn: IIMAC Treatment Guidelines
      PO Box 44321
      Olympia, WA 98504-4315
    • By fax: 360-902-6315 (Comments submitted by fax must be 10 pages or less.)
    • By electronic mail:  iihcac@lni.wa.gov
    Best Practices Membership

    Membership

    The Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee has 14 members. The LNI Director, who considers nominations from recognized statewide clinical groups, specialty societies and/or associations, appoints members.

    The current IIMAC members are:

    • Andrew Friedman, MD (Chair)
    • Kirk Harmon, MD (Vice-chair)
    • Jiho Bryson, MD
    • Malcolm Butler, MD
    • Greg Carter, MD
    • Michael Codsi, MD
    • Gregory Gutke, MD
    • Laurie Gwerder, ARNP
    • Monica Haines, DO
    • Chris Howe, MD
    • Robert G.R. Lang, MD
    • JC Leveque, MD
    • Louis Lim, MD
    • Linda Seaman, MD
    • Stephen Thielke, MD
    Contact Information

    Contact Information

    Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee
    Health Policy Unit, Office of the Medical Director
    Attn: IIMAC Treatment Guidelines
    PO Box 44321
    Olympia, WA 98504-4315
    Email: iihcac@lni.wa.gov