WSR 16-09-089
[Filed April 19, 2016, 11:18 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: Labor and industries and the self-insured employer community have agreed to partner in the development of a self-insurance risk analysis system. We are proposing that one component of this system feature the collection of medical bill data using an electronic data interchange with national standards established by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.
Existing rules must be modified, and a new rule adopted, in order to make reporting requirements clear to all self-insurers and to ensure a uniform standard of reporting is established.
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: Labor and industries will begin the rule-making 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.
April 19, 2016
Joel Sacks