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Industrial insurance

Chapter 296-14 WAC

  • Banked Hours (Chapter 296-14 WAC)
  • Claim Suppression (Chapter 296-14 WAC)
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) (Chapters 296-14, 296-20, 296-21 WAC)
  • Loss of Earning Power (Chapters 296-14, 296-20 WAC)
  • Pay During Appeal (Chapters 296-14, 296-15, 296-20 WAC)
  • Reduce Pension Discount Rate and Update Mortality Tables (Chapter 296-14 WAC)


Workers' compensation self-insurance rules and regulations

Chapter 296-15 WAC

  • Self-Insurance Housekeeping (Chapter 296-15 WAC)
  • Self-Insurance Penalty for Delay of Medical Benefits (Section 296-15-266 WAC - Penalties)


General reporting rules, classifications, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance

Chapter 296-17 WAC

  • 2015 Classifications Updates (Chapters 296-17, WAC 296-17A WAC)
  • 2015 Rates (Chapters 296-17, Chapter 296-17B WAC)
  • Misc. Classification and Reporting Changes (Chapters 296-17, Chapter 296-17A)


Classifications for Washington Workers' Compensation Insurance

Chapter 296-17A WAC

  • Farm Internship Program (Chapter 296-17 WAC)


Retrospective Rating for Workers' Compensation Insurance

Chapter 296-17B WAC

  • Retro rules update (Chatper 296-17B WAC)
  • Retrospective Rating for Workers' Compensation (adjustments)
  • Retrospective Rating for Workers' Compensation (Petitions)


Medical Aid Rules

Chapter 296-20 WAC

  • Medical Aid Rules
  • Medical Aid Rules Updates (WAC 296-20-135 Conversion Factors, WAC 296-23-220 Physical Therapy Rules, WAC 296-23-230 Occupational Therapy Rules)


Reimbursement policies: Psychiatric services, biofeedback, physical medicine

Chapter 296-21 WAC

  • Athletic Trainers Update (Chapters 296-21-290, 296-23-220 WAC)


Rule Latest Activity

Rules for the administration of the crime victims compensation program

Chapter 296-30 WAC

  • Crime Victims Compensation Program - Benefit Limits Changes (Chapter 296-30 WAC, Chapter 296-31 WAC, Chapter 296-33 WAC)


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