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296-15-490 When a self-insured claim is on appeal.

(1) When must a self-insurer submit a worker's written appeal to the department? A self-insurer must submit to the department a written appeal by a worker within five working days of receipt. The date the appeal is received by the self-insurer is considered the date the appeal is received by the department.
(2) How may department orders be defended in self-insured appeals?
The department may ask the office of the attorney general to represent the department at the board of industrial insurance appeals.
(3) What must a self-insurer send to the department when any party appeals a claim to superior or appellate court?
When any party appeals a claim to superior or appellate court, the self-insurer must promptly send to the department copies of the notice of appeal, judgment, and all other relevant information.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.14.020, 51.32.190, 51.14.090, and 51.14.095. WSR 06-06-066, § 296-15-490, filed 2/28/06, effective 4/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.32.190(6), 51.32.055 (8)(a) and (9)(a). WSR 98-24-121, § 296-15-490, filed 12/2/98, effective 1/2/99.]

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