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PDFWAC 388-818-0360

May a client file a formal complaint about the relay service?

(1) A client may file a formal complaint about the relay service:
(a) To obtain a complaint form about the relay service, a client may contact ODHH (at 1- 800-422-7930) to request that a form be mailed.
(b) The client may also contact the ODHH compliance officer or relay provider customer service representative for assistance in completing the form.
(c) Completed complaint forms may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to ODHH.
(2) ODHH must investigate and resolve the complaint within one hundred eighty days, as required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
(a) Complaints related to service issues are resolved by the relay service provider and the compliance officer.
(b) Technical complaints are referred to relay service provider technical personnel for resolution.
(c) Any corrective action must be taken as soon as possible.
(d) The ODHH compliance officer must notify the client about the result of the investigation, including any actions taken.
(3) If the client is satisfied with the results of the investigation, the ODHH compliance officer must document and close the case.
(4) If the client is dissatisfied with the results of the investigation, the compliance officer and relay service provider may discuss further options to resolve the complaint and corrective actions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.725, 43.20A.720, 2001 c 210. WSR 03-05-100, ยง 388-818-0360, filed 2/19/03, effective 3/22/03.]
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