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PDFWAC 170-03-0530

Contents of the initial order.

The ALJ initial order must:
(1) Identify the hearing decision as a DEL case;
(2) List the name and docket number of the case and the names of all parties and representatives;
(3) Find the specific facts determined to exist by the ALJ, based on the hearing record, and relied on by the ALJ in resolving the dispute;
(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;
(9) Explain how to request changes in the decision and the deadlines for requesting them;
(10) State the date the decision becomes final; and
(11) Include any other information required by law or DEL program rules.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 34.05.220, chapter 34.05 RCW, 2006 c 265. WSR 08-06-102, ยง 170-03-0530, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08.]
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