must the self-insurer do when an assessment report is received?
(1) A self-insurer must submit a Self-Insurance
Vocational Reporting Form and the assessment report to the department
within ten working days after receiving the completed report. A
completed report is one that, in the opinion of the department, meets
the requirements in WAC 296-19A-070.
(2) When time-loss is terminated, based on the vocational
rehabilitation provider's recommendations, the self-insurer must notify
the worker or the worker's representative as required in WAC 296-15-420(9).
(3) The self-insurer can terminate time-loss on the date they
receive the recommendation but, if the department determines the
assessment report failed to demonstrate the worker is able to work, the
self-insurer must request additional information from the vocational
rehabilitation provider before resubmitting the report and an updated
Vocational Services Reporting Form to the department.
If the self-insurer terminated time-loss based on the assessment
report's recommendation but the department concludes the assessment
report failed to demonstrate the worker is able to work, the
self-insurer must reinstate time-loss effective the day after the last
Authority: RCW 51.04.020,
51.32.099 and 51.32.0991
(2007 c 72). 08-06-058, § 296-15-4304, filed 2/29/08, effective