Washington Surgical Pilot Program
September 11, 2019
Tumwater, WA

Washington Pilot Program Helps Individuals with Disabilities Return to the Workforce

 The focus on helping individuals with mid-career disabilities stay in or return to the workforce is emerging in the economic and health sectors of the public policy arena. This focus comes from the drive to retain good employees in the workforce, which benefits state governments, employees and employers. The state of Washington has taken a step in the disability employment policy arena to expand return-to-work policies. Through the creation of their Surgical Best Practices Pilot Program, an expansion of the Orthopedic and Neurological Surgeon Quality Project, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) tested four approaches to getting people back to work after injury and post-surgical care. These approaches are in addition to six best practices identified during the Orthopedic and Neurological Surgeon Quality Project.  To read this full article published by The Council of State Governments  click here .

Learn more about Washington's Surgical Best Practices Pilot Program  here , or by contacting Carole Horrell at  caroline.horrell@Lni.wa.gov  or at 360-902-5080.

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