Event Details

Verification for Presumptive Coverage of Frontline Employees and Health Care Workers

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Monday, November 28, 2022
9 a.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app (Zoom):
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 November 28, 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 rulemaking adopts new rules in chapter 296-14 WAC, Industrial insurance, to implement the requirements of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bills 5115 (ESSB 5115) and 5190 (ESSB 5190), both passed by the Washington state legislature in 2021. These rules define what is and is not verification for contraction by frontline workers and what is and is not verification for contraction or quarantine by health care workers of an infectious or contagious disease that is the subject of a public health emergency.