WAC 182-526-0185

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0185 Settlement agreements.

1. If the parties resolve the dispute during the prehearing meeting and put it in writing or present the agreement to an administrative law judge (ALJ), the agreement may be legally enforceable.


2. Any agreements or stipulations made at the prehearing meeting must be presented to an ALJ before or during the hearing, if the parties want the ALJ to consider the agreement.


3. If all of the issues are not resolved in the prehearing meeting, the parties may request a prehearing conference before an ALJ or go to the scheduled hearing. The ALJ may also order a prehearing conference.


4. The party that requested the hearing may withdraw the hearing request at any time if the HCA hearing representative agrees to some action that resolves the dispute, or for any other reason. If the party withdraws their hearing request, the hearing is not held and the ALJ enters and serves a written order of dismissal.


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