WSR 16-01-166
[Filed December 22, 2015, 9:58 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-15 WAC, Workers' compensation self-insurance rules and regulations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020, 51.14.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: At the request of members of the self-insured employer community, labor and industries (L&I) has agreed to change the existing method of self-insured claim data reporting. Instead of the current internally developed self-insurance electronic data reporting system (SIEDRS), which is unique to Washington, we are proposing that self-insurers submit claim data using an electronic data interchange (EDI) with national standards established by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.
Existing rules govern the requirements for data submittal to SIEDRS. These rules must be modified in order to establish the reporting requirements for this EDI method of data submittal.
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: L&I will begin the rule amendment process and will share the draft proposal with stakeholders and other interested parties. A public hearing will be held after the proposal is filed.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting James Nylander, Self-Insurance Program Manager, P.O. Box 44890, Olympia, WA 98504-4890, phone (360) 902-6907.
December 22, 2015
Joel Sacks