The office of the ombuds for workers of industrial insurance self-
insured employers is created. The ombuds shall be appointed by the governor and report directly to the director of the department. The office of the ombuds may be openly and competitively contracted by the governor in accordance with chapter 39.26
RCW but shall not be physically housed within the industrial insurance division.
[2013 c 23 § 105; 2007 c 281 § 1.]