WSR 03-02-038

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF

INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS

[ Filed December 24, 2002, 8:39 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 23, 2002.

Purpose: To revise the board's rules of practice and procedure by amending WAC 263-12-045, 263-12-050, 263-12-059, 263-12-060, 263-12-065, 263-12-093, 263-12-115 and 263-12-150; and adding two new sections, WAC 263-12-117 and 263-12-156.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 263-12-045, 263-12-050, 263-12-059, 263-12-060, 263-12-065, 263-12-093, 263-12-115 and 263-12-150.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.52.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-19-088 on September 17, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 263-12-045 (2)(k), in the last sentence, the phrase "may close the record and issue" has been changed to "may consider appropriate sanctions, including closing the record and issuing."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 8, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 8, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 24, 2002

Thomas E. Egan

Chairperson

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 03-03 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office