WSR 07-04-009

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed January 25, 2007, 10:01 a.m. , effective February 28, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: February 28, 2007.

Purpose: Chapter 296-19A WAC, Vocational rehabilitation, based on a court ruling, the department will repeal the rules that establish the criteria used to evaluate a vocational provider's performance; the performance measurements used to make referrals to providers; and how the department evaluates a vocational rehabilitation consultant's performance when he or she does not have a performance rating or previous experience delivering services to Washington injured workers.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 296-19A-280, 296-19A-290, and 296-19A-300.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.04.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-23-125 on November 21, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 25, 2007.

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     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed: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