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Rule Updates

Rules Under Development

Vocational rehabilitation

Chapter 296-19A, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 296-19A WAC)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to support the departmentís 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; and Outlining when and to what degree vocational providers may be subject to corrective action or sanctions.851.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Vocational Rehabilitation (Option 2) (Chapter 296-19A WAC)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to provide further clarification about Option 2 benefits. After a worker's vocational retraining plan is approved by the department, the worker can elect Option 2, which allows the worker access to training funds for a self-directed training plan. The worker can use up to ten percent of the Option 2 training funds for vocational counseling and job placement services if the worker's vocational retraining plan was approved on or after July 31, 2015. The adopted rules: Revise wording to make the rules easier to understand; Explain the workerís option election limits; Define Option 2 vocational counseling and job placement services; Specify who can provide Option 2 vocational counseling and job placement services; Describe how Option 2 vocational counseling and job placement services are delivered; List the vocational providerís Option 2 reporting requirements; and Outline how Option 2 vocational bills are charged and paid. The changes were adopted 9/19/2017 and became effective on 10/20/2017.754.


Rule Changes Effective


PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Comments Due


Public Hearing


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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