WSR 06-23-125

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed November 21, 2006, 11:23 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 296-19A WAC, Vocational rehabilitation.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rules Coordinator, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44001, Olympia, WA 98504-4001 , AND RECEIVED BY January 23, 2007.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the proposal is to repeal WAC 296-19A-280, 296-19A-290, and 296-19A-300. There are no anticipated effects.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule making will repeal rules that are no longer used by the department.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.04.010.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 51.32.095.

Rule is necessary because of state court decision, Career Counseling, et al., vs. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Name of Proponent: Department of labor and industries, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Cheri Ward, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4581; Implementation and Enforcement: Bob Malooly, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4209.

November 21, 2006

Judy Schurke

Acting Director

OTS-9376.1


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 296-19A-280 What criteria does the department use to evaluate a vocational rehabilitation provider's performance?
WAC 296-19A-290 How does the department incorporate performance measurement into making referrals to providers?
WAC 296-19A-300 How does the department evaluate performance when a vocational rehabilitation provider does not have either a performance rating with the department or previous experience delivering services to Washington injured workers?

Washington State Code Reviser's Office