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WAC 296-15-4314

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What must the self-insurer do if the vocational rehabilitation plan is not successfully completed?

When a vocational rehabilitation plan ends before successful completion, the vocational rehabilitation provider will submit a closing report to the self-insurer.
(1) Plan not completed due to causes outside the worker's control. Within ten working days of receiving the vocational closing report, the self-insurer must:
(a) Continue time-loss benefits; and
(b) Submit a Self-Insurance Vocational Reporting Form to the department. The form must include:
(i) The total cost and time expended for the approved plan;
(ii) The total time-loss compensation benefits paid during the plan implementation;
(iii) The total vocational services costs and time-loss days paid since the date the worker was found eligible for services; and
(iv) A closing report with a copy to the worker or the worker's representative. The closing report must meet the requirements in WAC 296-19A-120(2).
(2) Plan not completed due to worker's actions. Within ten working days of receiving the vocational closing report, the self-insurer must:
(a) Submit a request for suspension of benefits with supporting documentation.
(b) Submit a Self-Insurance Vocational Reporting Form to the department. The form must include:
(i) The total cost and time expended for the approved plan;
(ii) The total time-loss compensation benefits paid during the plan implementation;
(iii) The total vocational services costs and time-loss days paid since the date the worker was found eligible for services; and
(iv) A closing report with a copy to the worker or the worker's representative. The closing report must meet the requirements in WAC 296-19A-120(2).
(3) Worker is employable. When the worker is employable based on an assessment of the training completed to date, the self-insurer must:
(a) Notify the worker or the worker's representative of the time-loss termination as required in WAC 296-15-420(9).
(b) Submit a Self-Insurance Vocational Reporting Form to the department within five working days of the date time-loss benefits ended.
(c) The Self-Insurance Vocational Reporting Form must include:
(i) The total cost and time expended for the approved plan;
(ii) The total time-loss compensation benefits paid during the plan implementation;
(iii) The total vocational services costs and time-loss days paid since the date the worker was found eligible for services; and
(iv) A closing report with a copy to the worker or the worker's representative. The closing report must meet the requirements in WAC 296-19A-120(2).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, 51.32.095, 51.32.099 and 51.32.0991 (2007 c 72). WSR 08-06-058, ยง 296-15-4314, filed 2/29/08, effective 3/31/08.]