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PDFWAC 182-526-0520

Information which must be included in the ALJ's initial order.

In an initial order, the administrative law judge (ALJ) must:
(1) Identify the matter as a health care authority appeal;
(2) List the name and docket number of the case and the names of all parties and representatives;
(3) Make findings concerning the facts used to resolve the dispute based on the hearing record;
(4) Explain how the ALJ determined that evidence is credible or not credible when the facts or conduct of a witness is questioned;
(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 corrections to the initial order or petition for review by the board of appeals (BOA) and provide the deadlines for such requests;
(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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 17-05-066, § 182-526-0520, filed 2/13/17, effective 3/16/17. Statutory Authority: 2011 1st sp.s. c 15 § 53, chapters 74.09, 34.05 RCW, and 10-08 WAC. WSR 13-02-007, § 182-526-0520, filed 12/19/12, effective 2/1/13.]
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