WAC 182-526-0600

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0600 Authority of the review judge.

1.  In some cases, eview judges review initial orders and enter final orders. The review judge has the same decision-making authority as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The review judge considers the entire record and decides the case de novo (anew). In reviewing findings of fact, the review judge must give due regard to the ALJ's opportunity to observe witnesses.


2.  Review judges may return (remand) cases to the office of administrative hearings for further action.


3.  In cases where there is a consolidated hearing pursuant to WAC 182-526-0387, any party may request review of the initial order in accordance with the requirements contained in this chapter.


4.  Review judges may not review an ALJ order after the order becomes final, except as provided in WAC 182-526-0580.


5. Review judges may preside at a hearing and enter the final order in cases conducted under WAC 182-526-0218.


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