Rule Updates

Rules Under Development

Rules for the administration of the crime victims compensation program

Chapter 296-30, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Crime Victims Compensation (WAC 296-30-020, WAC 296-30-090)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to bring the rules for the administration of the Crime Victims Compensation program in compliance with the statutory changes of Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1739 (Chapter 235, Laws of 2017), which became effective on July 23, 2017. ESHB 1739 changed the Crime Victims’ Compensation law, Chapter 7.68 RCW, in two ways. First, it clarified when a vehicular assault can be the basis for a claim. Second, it now requires Labor and Industries to pay providers at 100% of the worker compensation fee schedule. The rules for the program are updated to comply with the law. As a result of the changes to RCW 7.68.020(6), WAC 296-30-020 Who is covered when a motor vehicle crime occurs?, is no longer needed and is repealed. As a result of the changes to RCW 7.68.030(2)(g), WAC 296-30-090 What are the maximum allowable fees?, is amended to reflect the updated fee schedule payment levels. The changes were adopted 5/1/2018 and became effective on 6/1/2018.820.


Rule Changes Effective


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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Comments Due


PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

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

The Department is modifying existing rules for the purpose of clarifying crime victims’ benefit limits, the claims affected by the new limits and to remove references to lower limits no longer applicable as of July 2015. The changes were adopted 5/29/2015 and became effective on 7/1/2015.720.


Rule Changes Effective


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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Public Hearing


Comments Due


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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