WAC 182-526-0255

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0255 Notice of hearing.

(1) (a)  A notice of hearing is a written notice that must include:

i.. Names of all parties who receive the notice and, if known, the names and addresses of their representatives;

ii. Name, mailing address, and telephone number of the administrative law judge (ALJ), if known;

iii. Date, time, place, and nature of the hearing;

iv. Legal authority and jurisdiction for the hearing;

v. Date of the hearing request; and

vi. Statement that failure to attend and participate in a prehearing conference or a hearing, may result in the loss of the right to a hearing. Then the ALJ may send:

A. An order of default; and/or

B. An order dismissing the hearing.

     (b) If the party who requested a hearing needs a qualified interpreter because they or any of their witnesses are persons with limited-English-proficiency, OAH will provide an interpreter at no cost to that party.


     (c) If the hearing is to be held by telephone or in person, and how to request a change in the way it is held.


2. In addition to the information provided in subsection (1) of this section, OAH informs the party who requested the hearing:

(a) How to indicate any special needs for the party or their witnesses, including the need for an interpreter in a primary language or for sensory impairments.

(b) How to contact OAH if a party has a safety concern.

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