WSR 00-03-059

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed January 18, 2000, 12:27 p.m. ]

Shown below, in accordance with RCW 34.05.314, is the Department of Labor and Industries' updated Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda for January 1 - June 30, 2000.

Please feel free to contact 902-4206 or e-mail at walx235@lni.wa.gov, if you have any questions.


The Department of Labor and Industries

Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda (January 1, 2000 - July [June] 30, 2000)



WAC

CHAPTER

CHAPTER

TITLE

AGENCY

CONTACT

PROPOSED

TIMELINE

DESCRIPTION OF RULE(S)
Insurance Services
296-17-31001 - 296-17-930 General reporting rules, classifications, and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance Nancy Junk

902-4775

CR-101: 1/5/00

CR-102: 3/22/00

Hearing: 4/25/00

CR-103: 5/23/00

Effective: 7/1/00

To streamline and update the employer classification language in the general workers' compensation rules and classification definitions to ensure rate payer equity in the premium rate plan.
296-20-135 Conversion factors Tom Davis

902-6687

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22/00

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To revise and adopt the provider fee schedule used to calculate provider reimbursement levels with the assistance of the technical advisory group made up of providers and the anesthesia technical advisory group. This review is done annually.
296-23-220 Physical therapy rules Tom Davis

902-6687

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22/00

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To revise and adopt the physical therapy daily maximum fees used to calculate provider reimbursement levels with the assistance of the technical advisory group made up of providers. This review is done annually.
296-23-230 Occupational therapy rules Tom Davis

902-6687

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22/00

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To revise and adopt the occupational therapy daily maximum fees used to calculate provider reimbursement levels with the assistance of the technical advisory group made up of providers. This review is done annually.
296-20-022 Payment of out-of-state providers Evonne Peryea

902-6828

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To revise provider reimbursement rules so that the same reimbursement methods, coverage, and payment policies apply to all providers regardless of geographic location.
296-21-290 Physical medicine Evonne Peryea

902-6828

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To revise provider reimbursement rules so that any attending doctor whose scope of practice includes physical therapy may provide limited physical therapy services.
296-23A-0230 Payment to out-of-state hospitals Evonne Peryea

902-6828

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To revise hospital reimbursement rules so that all out-of-state hospitals are paid under the same reimbursement methodology, coverage, and payment rules.
296-23A-0220 Hospitals James Dick

902-5131

CR-101: Complete

CR-102: 3/1/00

Hearing: 3/21/00

CR-103: 4/18/00

To allow for changes in reimbursement of outpatient facility charges and describe outpatient prospective payment system.

296-20-XXX NEW SECTION Provider application process Evonne Peryea

902-6828

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To adopt requirements for the provider application process and establish rules governing provider status with the department.
296-23A-XXX NEW SECTION

Calculation for out-of-state hospitals

Evonne Peryea

902-6828

CR-101: 12/22

CR-102: 2/16

Hearing: 3/22

CR-103: 4/18

Effective: 7/1/00

To establish provider reimbursement rules that define the calculation method for the percentage of allowed charges for out-of-state hospitals.
296-23A Hospitals James Dick

902-5131

Mary Kaempfe

902-6814

CR-102XA: 12/99

CR-103: 2/00

To clarify provider rules that pertain to hospital inpatient reimbursement in order to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-18A Vocational rehabilitation Blake Maresh

902-6564

CR-101: 2/3/00

CR-102: 3/30/00

Effective: 8/31/00

To revise and adopt vocational rehabilitation rules to improve vocational rehabilitation purchasing practices. This is in accordance with the recent JLARC audit and recommendations from a study by William M. Mercer, Inc. conducted as part of the vocational rehabilitation purchasing improvement project.
POLICY REVIEW
New To be determined Jami Lifka

902-4941

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: 6/30/00

To review medical coverage policies to see if by law they should be in rule and to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory reform.
296-30 WAC

296-31 WAC

Rules for the administration of the crime victim compensation program

Crime victims compensation mental health treatment rules and fees

Valerie Estes

902-5369

CR-101: 11/3/99

CR-102: 12/22/99

Hearing: 1/25/00

CR-103: 3/3/00

Effective: 4/3/00

To review, revise, and adopt requirements relating to the crime victims program to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-17 General reporting rules, classifications, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for workers' compensation insurance Frank Romero

902-4835

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103: 2/28/00

Effective:

To revise and adopt rules relating to the retrospective rating program in accordance with SB 6048 and the JLARC performance audit recommendations.
296-17 General reporting rules, classifications, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for workers' compensation insurance Frank Romero

902-4835

CR-101: 6/00

CR-102: 9/00

Hearing: 11/00

CR-103: 11/00

Effective: 1/1/01

To revise and adopt retrospective rating program rules to update the retro premium size table. This is an annual update to maintain equity in the retrospective rating program.
Specialty Compliance Services
296-402-010 - 200

296-402A-010 - 660

Electrical testing laboratory Ron Fuller

902-5249

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: March-00

To repeal and adopt rules relating to electrical testing laboratory accreditation. The rules will be rewritten using clear rule writing techniques and usability testing.
296-81-100

Elevator rules Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules relating to elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-82 Belt manlifts Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules relating to existing standards for belt manlifts in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-84 Hand manlifts Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules relating to handpower manlifts in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-85 Parking garages Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and rewrite safety rules for mechanized parking garage equipment in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-87 Construction elevators Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules for workmens' construction elevators in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-89 Boat elevators Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules for boat launching elevators in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement. Repeal chapter, rewrite utilizing clear rule-writing guidelines. Eight sections.
296-91 Casket lifts Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules for casket lifts in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-93A Material lifts Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules for material lifts in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-94 Passenger lifts Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules for passenger lifts in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-95 Misc. elevators and escalators Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules relating to miscellaneous elevators and escalators.
296-100 Material hoists Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules for material hoists in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-56-60139 -60153

296-56-60183 -60153

Electric manlifts located in grain facilities; handpowered manlifts located in grain elevators Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt safety rules relating to electric manlifts and handpowered manlifts in grain facilities in compliance with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-04-001 - 480 Internal rules, state apprenticeship and training council Rich Atkinson

902-6128

Josh Swanson

902-6411

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective: June-00

To repeal and adopt rules relating to apprenticeship. The apprenticeship council has started the review process.
WASHINGTON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (WISHA)
296-27 and 296-350 Recordkeeping and reporting and reassumption of jurisdiction pursuant to RCW 49.17.140 Christy Wood

902-5524

CR-101: 4/5/99

CR-102: 2/1/00

Hearing: 3/10/00

CR-103: 5/23/00

Effective: 8/1/00

To amend the administrative rules relating to penalties, appeals, and reassumptions to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.

296-32 Safety standards for telecommunications Jennie Hays

902-5523

CR-101: 7/6/99

CR-102: 4/4/00

Hearing: 5/21/00

CR-103: 8/15/00

Effective: 12/1/00

To revise and adopt the telecommunication requirements with the assistance of the Telecommunications Safety Advisory Committee.
296-155 Safety standards for construction work Ken Lewis

902-4568

CR-101: 3/9/99

CR-102: 2/1/00

Hearing: 3/7/00

CR-103: 5/23/00

Effective: 8/1/00

To revise and adopt concrete pumper requirements with the assistance of the Construction Advisory Committee.
296-155 Safety standards for construction work Jim Hughes

902-4504

CR-101: 12/21/99

CR-102: 2/7/00

Hearing: 3/21/00

CR-103: 7/12/00

Effective: 10/1/00

To revise and adopt attached personnel platform requirements with the assistance of the Construction Advisory Committee.
296-307 Safety standards for agriculture Ken Lewis

902-4568

CR-101: 11/17/99

CR-102: 11/17/99

Hearing: 1/6/00 (Wenatchee, Everett, Yakima, Tri-Cities via interactive technology)

CR-103: 2/1/00

Effective: 5/1/00

To revise and adopt rules relating to temporary worker housing. This is a joint rule making with the Department of Health in accordance with chapter 374, Laws of 1999 (ESSB 5599).
296-62 General occupational health standards Christy Wood

902-5524

CR-102XA: 12/20/99

CR-103: 3/1/00

Effective: 4/10/00

In part I-1, we will correct WAC references and clarify asbestos clearance monitoring. Also, in WAC 296-62-07515 we will update the PEL table to include the new methylene chloride PEL in WAC 296-62-07470.
296-52 Safety standards for the possession and handling of explosives Linda Dausener

902-5516

CR-101: 10/19/99

CR-102: 8/30/00

Hearing: 10/25/00

CR-103: 2/28/01

Effective: 4/3/01

This standard is being reviewed for possible updates to the blasting requirements with the assistance of an advisory committee.
296-62

General occupational health standards Jennie Hays

902-5523

CR-101: 12/01/98

CR-102: 11/15/99

Hearing: 1/4/00 - 1/15/00 (Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Vancouver, Yakima, Tumwater, Spokane)

CR-103: 5/1/00

Effective: To be determined

To create rules for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
296-115 Safety requirements for charter boats Michael McCauley

902-5779

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

To revise and adopt rules relating to charter boats in accordance with chapter 111, Laws of 1999 (HB 1996).
296-62 General occupational health standards Ken Lewis

902-4568

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

Cholinesterase monitoring requirements will be reviewed to determine if blood testing after pesticide exposure should be mandatory.
296-155 Safety standards for construction work Cindy Ireland

902-5522

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

To revise and adopt the fall protection requirements to be as effective as the federal final rule.
296-155 Safety standards for construction work Michael McCauley

902-5779

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

We plan to review part D for possible updates concerning the use of the term "Salamanders" to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-304 Safety standards for ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking Jim Hughes

902-4504

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

To revise and adopt requirements relating to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-24 and 296-62 General safety and health standards and general occupational health standards Jim Hughes

902-4504

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

To adopt new federal OSHA requirements relating to diptanks. Also, spray finishing requirements will be amended to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-24 General safety and health standards Cindy Ireland

902-5522

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

To revise and adopt requirements relating to woodworking - machine guarding to comply with Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.
296-24, 32, 36, 37, 45, 54, 56, 62, 67, 78, 79, 99, 155, 304, and 307

General safety and health standards, safety standards for telecommunications, safety standards for compressed air work, standards for commercial diving operations, safety standards for electrical workers, safety standards for logging operations, safety standards -- Longshore, stevedore and related waterfront operations, general occupational health standards, safety standards for process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals, safety standards for sawmills and woodworking operations, safety standards for pulp, paper, and paperboard mills and converters, safety standards for grain handling facilities, safety standards for construction work, safety standards for ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking, safety standards for agriculture Linda Dausener

902-5516

To be determined:

CR-101:

CR-102:

Hearing:

CR-103:

Effective:

To adopt federal miscellaneous OSHA requirements to be as effective as the federal final rules.

PLEASE NOTE: WISHA's agenda is scheduled to change as new federal OSHA rules become effective.

Selwyn S.C. Walters

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office