WSR 13-02-092




[ Filed January 2, 2013, 9:22 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-14 WAC, Industrial insurance and chapter 296-20 WAC, Medical aid rules.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, and 51.32.090(11).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of labor and industries adopts rules governing the administration and implementation of the industrial insurance laws. This rule making is necessary to:

Amend the definition of "temporary partial disability," also known as "loss of earning power" (LEP), in WAC 296-20-01002, definitions for medical aid rules, and add a corresponding definition in chapter 296-14 WAC, Industrial insurance rules.
Amend or repeal existing WAC sections, or adopt new WAC sections, as may be necessary to clarify LEP.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in these rules may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment process. Public hearings 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 Mark Rosen, Department of Labor and Industries, Insurance Services Division, P.O. Box 44208, Olympia, WA 98504-4208, phone (360) 902-6570, fax (360) 902-4960, e-mail

December 28, 2012

Judy Schurke