PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed July 23, 2019, 10:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Evaluation of actual losses (occupational disease date of injury for experience rating). Chapter 296-17 WAC, General reporting rules, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to ensure the experience rating rule governing the date of injury for occupational disease is clear and equitable.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state, local, or federal agency regulates this subject.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of labor and industries will notify employers and employer representatives of the potential changes through email and the agency web site. The public is encouraged to participate by submitting input in writing or in person at public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Annie Peeples, P.O. Box 44148, Olympia, WA 98504-4148, phone 360-902-4723, TTY 360-902-5797, email Annie.Peeples@Lni.wa.gov, web site www.Lni.wa.gov.
July 23, 2019