WSR 17-07-138
[Filed March 22, 2017, 11:48 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update chapter 200-110 WAC, Local government self-insurance health and welfare program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.62.061 Rule making by state risk managerStandards.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Statutory changes require amending current rules and creating new rules in order to resolve incorrect references, align with recent amendments to other self-insurance rules, and align with the transfer of state risk management from office of financial management to department of enterprise services (DES).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DES will communicate and coordinate with the office of insurance commissioner, which has an interest in the rules governing joint self-insurance programs, as necessary. DES will also communicate with the state auditor's office, which is currently responsible for financial and accountability audits of local government and nonprofit risk pools.
Process for Developing New Rule: DES staff will hold a series of workshops in order to develop a proposed rule with anyone interested. An opportunity will also be provided for anyone to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and present oral testimony at the public hearings. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Zeigler, policy and rules manager, phone (360) 407-9209, email Anyone interested can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. Information about the rule making will be posted on the agency rule-making web site In addition, you can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an email to with your contact information and typing "Interested party – self-insurance rulemaking" in the subject line.
March 22, 2017
Jack Zeigler
Policy and Rules Manager