The Industrial Commission is the state agency responsible for:
- Regulating workers’ compensation activities in Idaho, including companies licensed to issue workers’ compensation policies.
- Ensuring that employers have workers’ compensation coverage as required by law.
- Settling disputes between injured workers, employers, and insurers.
- Deciding appeals for unemployment decisions from the Idaho Department of Labor.
- Assisting injured workers by supporting their medical recovery while facilitating a timely return to employment that is as close as possible to the worker’s pre-injury status and wage.
- Providing compensation to innocent victims of crime through the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Idaho Industrial Commission meets in regular session daily at 10:00 a.m., except on holidays and on days when no quorum is present.
COMMISSIONERS’ ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING
- Action Item: Minutes
- Action Item: Follow-up Reports
- Action Item: Director’s Report
- Executive Session, if required, under I.C. § 74-206(a) [to consider personnel hiring], (b) [to consider personnel discipline, dismissal or complaints], or (f) [to communicate with legal counsel about litigation or possible litigation].
- Action Item: Adjournment
- Click here to see this week’s Admin Meeting Agenda
- Admin meetings are open to the public. If you would like to participate in an admin meeting contact Kamerron Slay at (208) 334-6017 or at email@example.com.
The Industrial Commission receives guidance from the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee. The Committee will seek public input and participation in its deliberations. Recommendations for adding legislation or other concerns should be submitted to Kamerron Slay, Commission Secretary. Please include supporting documentation such as a statement of the problem, draft legislation, or other information that would help. The next meeting of the Commission’s Advisory Committee is scheduled to be held on August 24, 2022, beginning at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held in-person in the Coral Auditorium at the Chinden Campus.
2022 Temporary and Proposed Rulemaking
The Idaho Industrial Commission’s proposed rulemaking notices were published in the April Bulletin.
The Commission held a virtual Negotiated Rulemaking Session on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and has scheduled additional public hearings for October 11 and October 20. Click here for more information.
In accordance with Executive Order 2020-01: Zero-Based Regulation, the Industrial Commission is striving to prevent the accumulation of costly, ineffective, and outdated regulations and reduce regulatory burden to achieve a more efficient operation of government. This year, the Commission will reexamine IDAPA 17.11.01- Administrative Rules of the Peace Officer and Detention Officer Disability Fund . The rule changes are intended to perform a comprehensive review of this chapter by collaborating with the public to streamline or simplify this rule language.
NEW 17.01.01- Administrative Rules Under the Worker’s Compensation Law
HB 590 repealed IC 72-404 and replaced it with a new version of the statute which removes Commission responsibility to approve settlements in most cases. Accordingly, the Commission no longer has an interest in requiring claimants to specify how unpaid medical bills will be treated at the time of settlement. Removing this section of IDAPA is consistent with the new provisions of I.C. 72-404.
Please visit the Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator for more information.
Annual Seminar on Workers’ Compensation – May 25, 2023
The Industrial Commission will host the Annual Seminar on Workers’ Compensation Thursday May 25, 2023. Employers, attorneys, insurance professionals, rehabilitation counselors, medical providers and anyone interested in the Idaho workers’ compensation system will find valuable information at the Idaho Industrial Commission Annual Seminar on Workers’ Compensation. The conferences features workers’ compensation experts from across the industry discussing a variety of timely topics.
- Contact Richelle Flores with questions at Richelle.Flores@iic.idaho.gov or (208) 334-6010. Idaho is migrating from EDI Claims Release 3.0 to EDI Claims Release 3.1 effective December 1, 2022. For more information, please visit https://iicedi.info/training
FIFTH AMENDED Emergency Order (6.09.2021)
UPDATED Judicial Rules of Practice & Procedure:
UPDATED Rules of Appellate Practice & Procedure Under the Idaho Employment Security Law: