WSR 05-18-057

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed September 6, 2005, 10:08 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Vocational rehabilitation, chapter 296-19A WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, 51.32.095, 51.36.100, and 51.36.110.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to consider input on amendments of WAC 296-19A-125, 296-19A-130 and 296-19A-210(3), which relate to eligibility requirements for vocational providers delivering forensic services.

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: Labor and industries will share the proposal with stakeholders and other interested parties, including the Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee members. Parties interested in receiving a copy [of] the proposal may contact the person listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments during the comment period or giving oral testimony at public hearings.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Department of Labor and Industries, Robert Aieta, P.O. Box 44326, Olympia, WA 98504-4326, phone (360) 902-5447, fax (360) 902-6706, AIER235@lni.wa.gov.

September 6, 2005

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office