WSR 02-01-136

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed December 19, 2001, 11:05 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-19A WAC, Vocational rehabilitation, this chapter relates to vocational rehabilitation services provided to injured workers and victims of crime.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, 51.32.095, 7.68.070(8).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To receive additional information on the issues raised during the original rule-making process and to make technical corrections to the rule based on experience with the rule since its adoption in September 2000.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from all parties affected by chapter 296-19A WAC, Vocational rehabilitation, in the development of the proposed rule. Parties interested in the formulation of these rules may contact the individuals listed below, as well as provide written comments or oral testimony during the public hearing process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Roy Plaeger-Brockway, Department of Labor and Industries, Health Services Analysis, P.O. Box 44322, Olympia, WA 98504-4322, phone Patti Hamrick, (360) 902-6753, fax (360) 902-4249.

December 18, 2001

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office