Event Details

Occupational Disease Presumption

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
9 a.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app:
Join Zoom Meeting at https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/9361655337
Meeting ID: 936 165 5337

To join by phone (audio only):
1-253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
Find your local number: https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/u/kdFrdfe0fg

The hearing will start at 9:00 a.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2022.

Public hearings held virtually have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety. Accordingly, this public hearing will not be held in person. 


This adoption extends the occupational disease presumption to law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians (EMT), and fire investigators as well as updates the list of covered conditions. This rulemaking also allows a presumption of occupational disease for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement officers. The rulemaking implements House Bill 1913 and Substitute Senate Bill 6214.