When may the department authorize job modifications?
As provided for in section 13, chapter 63, Laws of 1982 (RCW 51.32.250
), the supervisor or supervisor's designee, in his or her discretion, may authorize job modifications when the following criteria are met:
(1) The claim is open or in statutory pension status; and
(2) Due to the restrictions related to the accepted industrial condition to the worker:
(a) Is in a light-duty job (graduated or transitional) and the modification is necessary to return the worker to the job of injury or a new job; or
(b) Is off work and the modification is necessary to return the worker to the job of injury or a new job; and
(3) An employer-employee relationship exists.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020
. WSR 03-11-009, § 296-19A-180, filed 5/12/03, effective 2/1/04; WSR 00-18-078, § 296-19A-180, filed 9/1/00, effective 6/1/01.]