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WAC 388-02-0200

What happens during a prehearing conference?

During a prehearing conference the parties and the ALJ may:
(1) Simplify or clarify the issues to be decided during the hearing;
(2) Agree to the date, time and place of the hearing;
(3) Identify accommodation and safety issues:
(4) Agree to postpone the hearing;
(5) Allow the parties to make changes in their own documents, including the DSHS notice or the hearing request;
(6) Agree to facts and documents to be entered during the hearing;
(7) Set a deadline to exchange names and phone numbers of witnesses and documents before the hearing;
(8) Schedule additional prehearing conferences;
(9) Resolve the dispute;
(10) Consider granting a stay if authorized by law or DSHS rule; or
(11) Determine any other procedural issues raised by the parties.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. WSR 00-18-059, ยง 388-02-0200, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]
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