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WAC 296-19A-065

What are assessment services?

Assessment services are used by the department or self-insured employer to determine if a worker should receive vocational rehabilitation plan development services. Assessment services may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Documenting work restrictions;
(2) Performing job analyses;
(3) Evaluating the worker's ability to work at the job of injury;
(4) Assessing transferable skills;
(5) Conducting labor market surveys as defined in WAC 296-19A-140;
(6) Evaluating the worker's ability to work at any other job;
(7) Evaluating the worker's ability to benefit from plan development services, including vocational testing if appropriate; and
(8) Assessing the worker's need for preferred worker status and when appropriate educating the worker on the preferred worker benefit.
[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, § 296-19A-065, filed 2/29/08, effective 3/31/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, 51.32.095, 51.36.100, 51.36.110. WSR 03-11-009, § 296-19A-065, filed 5/12/03, effective 2/1/04.]
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