WSR 19-12-090
[Filed June 4, 2019, 11:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-19A WAC, Vocational rehabilitation.
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 proposed rules will support the department of labor and industries' vocational recovery effort by:
Ensuring expectations of vocational providers are better aligned with the return-to-work language in RCW 51.32.095.
Addressing minimum requirements for vocational providers/firms.
Outlining when and to what degree vocational providers may be subject to corrective action or sanctions.
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 Laurinda Grytness, P.O. Box 44329, Olympia, WA 98504-4329, phone 360-902-6362, fax 360-902-6706, TTY 360-902-4252, email
June 4, 2019
Joel Sacks