WAC 182-526-0520

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0520 Information which must be included in the ALJ's initial order.

The administrative law judge (ALJ) must include the following information in the initial order:


1.  Identify the initial order as a health care authority case;


2.  List the name and docket number of the case and the names of all parties and representatives;


3.  Find the facts used to resolve the dispute based on the hearing record;


4.  Explain why evidence is credible when the facts or conduct of a witness is in question;


5.  State the law that applies to the dispute;


6.  Apply the law to the facts of the case in the conclusions of law;


7.  Discuss the reasons for the decision based on the facts and the law;


8.  State the result and remedy ordered;


9.  Explain how to request changes in the initial order and the deadlines for requesting them;


10.  State the date the initial order becomes final according to WAC 182-526-0525; and


11.  Include any other information required by law or program rules.


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