WSR 19-23-081
[Filed November 19, 2019, 10:29 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-14 WAC, Industrial insurance.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, 51.32.185.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Legislation passed during the 2019 and 2018 sessions (chapter 133, Laws of 2019, HB 1913; and chapter 264, Laws of 2018, SSB 6214) resulted in updates to RCW 51.32.185. This rule making will amend existing rules conflicting with the law, and clarify presumptive coverage for certain firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical technicians covered under workers' compensation.
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 Jordan Ely, Legal Services, P.O. Box 44250, Olympia, WA 98504-4250, phone 360-902-4616, fax 360-902-9101, TTY 360-902-4252, email
November 19, 2019
Joel Sacks