296-16-140 - Which employers are eligible to benefit from the preferred worker program?

296-16-140. Which employers are eligible to benefit from the preferred worker program?

The following employers may be eligible to benefit from the preferred worker program if they employ a certified preferred worker in a job approved by the injured worker's health care provider and the department's credentialed vocational rehabilitation professional:

(1) A Washington state fund employer with an industrial insurance account in good standing with the department, as outlined in WAC 296-17-31004(4); or

(2) A self-insured employer who employs a worker who is certified as a preferred worker under a state fund claim.

(Amended by WSR 16-13-116, Filed 6/21/2016, effective 7/22/2016)

Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020 and 2004 c 258. 05-01-105, ยง 296-16-140, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05.

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