51.14.090  <<  51.14.095 >>   51.14.100

Corrective actionAppeal.

(1) The director shall take corrective action against a self-insured employer if the director determines that:
(a) The employer is not following proper industrial insurance claims procedures;
(b) The employer's accident prevention program is inadequate; or
(c) Any condition described in RCW 51.14.080 (1) through (5) exists.
(2) Corrective actions may be taken upon the director's initiative or in response to a petition filed under RCW 51.14.090. Corrective actions which may be taken by the director shall include:
(a) Probationary certification for a period of time determined by the director;
(b) Mandatory training for employers in areas including claims management, safety procedures, and administrative reporting requirements; and
(c) Monitoring of the activities of the employer to determine progress towards compliance.
The director shall adopt rules defining the corrective actions which may be taken in response to a given condition.
Corrective actions shall be limited to those described in (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection.
(3) Upon the termination of the corrective action, the director shall review the employer's program for compliance with state statutes and regulations. A written report regarding the employer's compliance shall be provided to the employer and to any party to a petition filed under RCW 51.14.090. If the director determines that compliance has been attained, no further action shall be taken. If compliance has not been attained, the director may take additional corrective action as defined in this section, or proceed toward decertification as described in RCW 51.14.080.
(4) An employer may appeal any action taken by the director under this section. Proceedings during the appeal shall be as prescribed in this title. An appeal by a self-insurer shall not act as a stay of the corrective action, unless the board or court, for good cause shown, orders otherwise.
(5) This section shall not be construed to limit the responsibilities or authority of the department under RCW 51.14.080 or 51.14.090.
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