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Contents of the initial order.

The ALJ's initial order must:
(1) Be correctly captioned, identifying DCYF, the name of the proceeding, and the docket number;
(2) List the names of all parties and representatives who participated in the proceeding;
(3) Contain numbered findings of fact based on the evidence in the record or officially noticed in the proceeding that the ALJ relied on in coming to a decision;
(4) Identify and explain findings based substantially on credibility of evidence or on demeanor of witnesses;
(5) Contain numbered conclusions of law and the reasons and basis for them, including citations of statutes and rules relied upon;
(6) Contain an order disposing of all contested issues, stating the result and remedy ordered;
(7) Contain a statement describing available procedures and time limits for requesting changes to the initial order or review by the BOA;
(8) State when the decision becomes final; and
(9) Include any other information required by law or DCYF program rules.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 43.216.020, and 43.216.065. WSR 20-02-031, ยง 110-03-0480, filed 12/19/19, effective 1/19/20.]
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