Laws, Rules, and Legislation

  • These are the laws and rules that directly affect workers’ compensation in Idaho:



  • Effective September 6, 2023, the Idaho Industrial Commission has amended the Judicial Rules of Practice and Procedures (JRP) Rule to include the addition of Rule 22 – Idaho Code 72-433 Exams and Motions for Relief under Idaho Code 72-424 and 72-435, Appendix 8, and amended email filing address to under Rule 8. The purpose of these changes is to bring the Commission’s rules in line with current practices.
  • 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.
  • Rules of Administrative Procedure of the Idaho Industrial Commission
  • IDAPA 17 Current Administrative Rules

Idaho Industrial Commission Rules Reauthorization Guidance

The Idaho Legislature did not renew the existing administrative rules at the end of the 2019 Legislative session. In April, the Governor’s Office directed the Industrial Commission to take the necessary steps to minimize the impact of the rules expiring.

In January 2019, the Governor signed the Red Tape Reduction Act, requiring agencies to cut down on rule sections to make the chapters as simple as possible. To meet the direction of the Governor, the Commission will bring forward rule chapter revisions for when the rules expire on July 1st. These revisions will follow a special process put in place by the Division of Financial Management for final approval by the Governor’s Office. All changes are strictly to consolidate information per the Red Tape Reduction Act. There will be no substantive changes.

Legislative Session: Approved Rules

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