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PDFWAC 388-02-0520

What information must the ALJ include in the decision?

The ALJ must include the following information in the decision:
(1) Identify the hearing decision as a DSHS 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 decision and the deadlines for requesting them;
(10) State the date the decision becomes final according to WAC 388-02-0525; and
(11) Include any other information required by law or DSHS program rules.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. WSR 00-18-059, ยง 388-02-0520, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]
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