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Workers’ Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation, Minnesota Rules, Chapter 5220

The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) is considering amendments to all of the rehabilitation rules in Minnesota Rules, parts 5220.0100 to 5220.1900, and is also considering amendments to the rules of practice in Minnesota Rules, parts 5220.2510 to 5220.2870, regarding penalties for failure to timely provide or pay for rehabilitation services.

DLI first intends to adopt amendments to the rules governing workers’ compensation vocational rehabilitation fees, Minnesota Rules, part 5220.1900.

Published notices and comment periods

The comment period ended at 4:30 p.m., May 31, 2018. Call, email or fax the contact person listed below to view the comments that were submitted.

Availability of rule draft(s) and statement of need and reasonableness

Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing

DLI did not receive 25 requests for a hearing during the comment period, so the hearing scheduled for June 14, 2018, is canceled.

The following person submitted valid request for a hearing:  Gina M. Uhrbom, Kristen L. Ohlsen, Nicole B. Surges, Raymond J. Benning, Joseph G. Twomey, Timothy P. Eclov, Brian P. Thompson, Mark A. Wagner, Brian J. Holly, Brad M. Delger and Christopher E. Celichowski.

Call, email or fax the contact person listed below to view the requests for a hearing that were submitted.


  • View the order issued July 31, 2018, by Administrative Law Judge Eric L. Lipman, which approves the proposed amendments relating to workers' compensation vocational rehabilitation fees.

  • View the order issued April 9, 2018, by Administrative Law Judge Eric L. Lipman, which approves the Additional Notice Plan and the Dual Notice for the proposed rule amendments to Minnesota Rules, part 5220.1900.

Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

  • The Request for Comments was published in the State Register (page429) on Oct. 3, 2016.

  • The Dual Notice for the proposed rule amendments to Minnesota Rules, part 5220.1900 was published in the State Register (page 1,293) on Apr. 30, 2018.

Date the rule was filed with Secretary of State and the effective date of the rule as adopted

The amendments to Minnesota Rules 5220.1900 were adopted Aug. 1, 2018; were filed with the secretary of state Aug. 20, 2018; and will become effective Sept. 24, 2018.

Contact person

Contact the person below for additional information about the planned rule, to receive rule notices, to receive rule drafts if available, to provide comments, or to view comments or requests for hearing that have been submitted.

Contact:  Matt Jobe
Phone:  651-284-5006
Fax:  651-284-5725

Comments and questions may also be submitted by U.S. mail, to the contact person listed above, at: Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155.

Comments received after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received on the next state business day the Department of Labor and Industry is open.