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WAC 182-526-0025

Use and location of the office of administrative hearings.

(1) The health care authority (HCA) may use administrative law judges employed by the office of administrative hearings (OAH) to conduct administrative hearings and issue initial orders in accordance with RCW 34.05.425 (1)(c).
(2) In some situations, HCA may use presiding officers employed by HCA to conduct administrative hearings and issue final orders in accordance with RCW 34.05.425 (1)(a) and (b). When HCA uses HCA-employed presiding officers to conduct administrative hearings, HCA's presiding officer has all the duties and responsibilities set forth in this chapter relating to administrative law judges and the office of administrative hearings. The notice of hearing will identify whether the case is to be heard by OAH or an HCA-employed presiding officer.
(3)(a) OAH headquarters location is:
Office of Administrative Hearings
2420 Bristol Court S.W.
P.O. Box 42488
Olympia, WA 98504-2488
(b) The headquarters office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
(4) OAH field offices are at the following locations:
Olympia
Office of Administrative Hearings
2420 Bristol Court S.W.
P.O. Box 42489
Olympia, WA 98504-2489
1-800-583-8271
Seattle
Office of Administrative Hearings
One Union Square
600 University Street, Suite 1500
Mailstop: TS-07
Seattle, WA 98101-1129
1-800-845-8830
Tacoma
Office of Administrative Hearings
949 Market Street, Suite 500
Tacoma, WA 98402
Spokane
Office of Administrative Hearings
16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Suite 5600
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
1-800-366-0955
(5) Contact the Olympia field office, under subsection (2) of this section, if unable to identify the correct field office.
(6) Further hearing information can be obtained at the OAH web site: www.oah.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 17-05-066, § 182-526-0025, filed 2/13/17, effective 3/16/17; WSR 14-17-031, § 182-526-0025, filed 8/13/14, effective 9/13/14. Statutory Authority: 2011 1st sp.s. c 15 § 53, chapters 74.09, 34.05 RCW, and 10-08 WAC. WSR 13-02-007, § 182-526-0025, filed 12/19/12, effective 2/1/13.]
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