Rules Under Development

Classifications for Washington Workers' Compensation Insurance

Chapter 296-17A, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Chapter 296-17 WAC, Chapter 296-17A WAC

Labor and Industries is required by law to establish and maintain a workers’ compensation classification plan, that classifies in accordance with the degree of hazard, and sets premium rates that are: 1) the lowest necessary to maintain actuarial solvency of the accident and medical aid funds in accordance with recognized insurance principles; and 2) designed to attempt to limit fluctuations in premium rates. The department will consider reclassifying subclassification 0101-36, tree care and pruning service, as an independent basic classification.711.

6/17/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Chapter 296-17 WAC

Establish rates for farm internship program classifications and update a reporting rule for workers’ compensation insurance. This emergency rulemaking is necessary as a result of Substitute Senate Bill 5123 (Chapter 131, Laws of 2014) effective June 12, 2014 which establishes a Farm Internship Program for small employers in a variety of counties.708.

6/12/2014

PDF: Emergency Order Adoption (CR 103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

Chapter 296-17 WAC

Establish rates for farm internship program classifications and update reporting rules for workers’ compensation insurance. This rulemaking is necessary as a result of Substitute Senate Bill 5123 (Chapter 131, Laws of 2014) effective June 12, 2014 which establishes a Farm Internship Program for small employers in a variety of counties.705.

7/22/2014

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

5/20/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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