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 weekly at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Owyhee Conference on the Chinden Campus except on holidays and on days when no quorum is present.
- Scheduled October Meeting Dates:
- October 4
- October 11
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 November 8, 2023, beginning at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held in-person in the Coral Auditorium at the Chinden Campus.
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Zero-Based Regulation, the Industrial Commission is striving to prevent the accumulation of costly, ineffective, and outdated regulations and reduce regulatory burden to achieve a more efficient operation of government. Currently, the Industrial Commission is reexamining the Crime Victims Compensation; IDAPA 17.10.01 – Administrative Rules Under the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
As part of the Industrial Commission’s rulemaking process, the Commission will be hosting multiple focus groups, also known as negotiated rulemaking, throughout the state to allow the opportunity for Crime Victim Compensation Program (CVCP) stakeholders to share their feedback regarding the proposed rule changes. Learn more about the Industrial Commission’s Rulemaking process.
Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Focus Groups
– Twin Falls: May 18, 2023
– Idaho Falls: June 27, 2023
– Pocatello: June 28, 2023
– Moscow: July 20, 2023
– Coeur d’Alene: July 21, 2023
– Boise: July 31, 2023
Upcoming Negotiated Public Hearings
– Boise: September 7, 2023
– Boise: September 20, 2023
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. Currently, the Industrial Commission is reexamining the Idaho Workers’ Compensation; IDAPA 17.01.01 – Administrative Rules Under the Worker’s Compensation Law. This will mark the first time the entire workers’ compensation chapter has been opened since it was enacted, and the Commission recognizes the need for change and encourages stakeholder input.
As part of the rulemaking process, the Commission will host multiple negotiated rulemaking meetings throughout 2023 and 2024 to allow Commission stakeholders to share their feedback regarding the current administrative rules and recommend potential changes to improve the effectiveness and reduce regulatory burden. More information regarding the coming meetings, including a schedule of which sections of the rules will be discussed on which date. The negotiated rulemaking meetings will also be available via WebEx for those unable to attend in person. Following the conclusion of negotiated rulemaking meetings, the Industrial Commission will hold two public hearings to receive final public testimony and comments in the fall of 2024. Learn more about the Industrial Commission’s Rulemaking process.
November 1, 2023 – Vol. 23-11
Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings
– Boise: November 8, 2023
Annual Seminar on Workers’ Compensation – September 12, 2024
The Industrial Commission will host the Annual Seminar on Workers’ Compensation Thursday September 12, 2024. 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.
ORDER RESCINDING EMERGENCY ORDERS: Effective March 29, 2023, the Idaho Industrial Commission deemed it appropriate to rescind its June 9, 2021, emergency order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, except for the revisions to the Judicial Rules of Practice and Procedure (JRP) and the Rules of Appellate Practice and Procedure (RAPP) providing for e-filing shall remain in effect; which allows for Commission Referees to have the discretion of holding hearings remotely with the parties agreement.
REMINDER: All EDI Claims trading partners and vendors required to test prior to the implementation of EDI Claims Release 3.1 effective September 14, 2023, should have already completed FROI testing and should be actively SROI testing at this time. Learn More
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 September 14, 2023. For more information, please visit https://iicedi.info/training