WAC 182-526-0157

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0157 Requirements to appear and represent a party in the administrative hearing process.

(1)  All parties should provide the administrative law judge (ALJ) and all other parties with their name, address, and telephone number.

(2)  If a party is represented by another person, the representative should also provide the ALJ and other parties with the representative's name, address, and telephone number.

(3)  The ALJ may require the representative of the party to file a written notice of appearance or provide documentation authorizing the representative to appear on behalf of the party.  In cases involving confidential information, the representative must file a legally sufficient signed written consent or release of information document with the health care authority (HCA) or HCA's authorized agent.

(4)  If the party who requested the hearing is represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Washington state, that attorney must file a written notice of appearance, and must file a notice of withdrawal upon withdrawal of representation.

(5)  If any party or the party's representative files a written notice of appearance, the ALJ should call the telephone number on the notice of appearance if the party does not appear by calling in before a hearing or prehearing conference.

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