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Board of Indust Insurance Appeals

RCW 7.68, 41.04, 41.26, 41.40, 41.32, 41.35, 49.17, 49.22, 49.26, 49.70, 51.48, 51.52, 70.74, 88.04

The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is responsible for the resolution of appeals on industrial insurance workers' compensation cases, including assessment of industrial insurance premiums and service provider appeals; citations issued under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA); assessments and penalties issued under the Worker and Community Right to Know Act; decisions affecting compensation of innocent victims of crime; safety appeals for late night establishments; the Charter Boat Safety Act; the Explosives Act; asbestos certification; limited appeals under LEOFF (Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters); and death benefits for certain public employees. In addition, the Board must review and approve or disapprove all Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements entered into by workers and the Department of Labor and Industries or a self-insured employer.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is to serve the public by resolving appeals in a consistent, impartial, timely, and efficient manner.
Request 48,762,000
Net change from current biennium 3,621,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 8.0% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
10,000 Worker/Community Right to Know Acct - State 10,000 10,000
22,565,000 Accident Account - State 20,705,811 22,565,000 24,375,000
22,566,000 Medical Aid Account - State 20,705,189 22,566,000 24,377,000
45,141,000 Total Appropriated Funds 41,410,999 45,141,000 48,762,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 20,892,683 22,107,887 9,454,510 24,081,000 24,681,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
3,643,977 9.6% (9,848,603) (23.8%) 17,199,604 54.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 156.6 158.0 159.7 164.6 162.4