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WAC 246-10-102

Definitions.

As used in these rules of practice and procedure, the following terms shall have the meaning set forth in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. Other terms shall have their ordinary meaning unless defined elsewhere in this chapter.
"Adjudicative clerk office" shall mean the unit with responsibility for: Docketing; service of orders; and maintaining custody of the adjudicative proceeding record, whose address is:
Department of Health
Adjudicative Clerk Office
310 Israel Rd. S.E.
P.O. Box 47879
Olympia, WA 98504-7879
"Adjudicative proceeding" or "hearing" shall mean a proceeding required by statute or constitutional right and conducted under the rules of this chapter, which provides an opportunity to be heard by the department prior to the entry of a final order under this chapter.
"Brief adjudicative proceeding" shall mean an adjudicative proceeding or hearing, the scope or conduct of which is limited as provided in this chapter.
"Department" shall mean the Washington state department of health and, where appropriate, the secretary of the Washington state department of health or the secretary's designee.
"Docket" or "docketing" shall mean the list or calendar of causes set to be heard at a specified time, prepared by the adjudicative clerk office for the use of the department.
"Filing" shall mean receipt by the adjudicative clerk office.
"Initiating document" shall mean a written agency document which initiates action against a license holder or applicant for license or recipient of benefits and which creates the right to an adjudicative proceeding. It may be entitled a statement of charges, notice of intent to deny, order, or by any other designation indicating the action or proposed action to be taken.
"License" shall have the meaning set forth in RCW 34.05.010, and includes any license, certification, registration, permit, approval, or any similar form of authorization required by law to be obtained from the department.
"Office of professional standards" shall mean the unit responsible for conducting adjudicative proceedings.
"Presiding officer" shall mean the person who is assigned to conduct an adjudicative proceeding. The presiding officer may be an employee of the department who is authorized to issue a final decision as designee of the secretary, or an administrative law judge employed by the office of administrative hearings.
"Presiding officer for brief adjudicative proceedings" shall mean an employee of the department who is authorized to conduct brief adjudicative proceedings.
"Program" shall mean the administrative unit within the department responsible for implementation of a particular statute or rule.
"Prompt adjudicative proceeding" or "prompt hearing" shall mean a hearing conducted at the request of the respondent following summary action taken in accord with this chapter.
"Protective order" shall mean an order issued under this chapter which limits the use of, access to, or disclosure of information or evidence.
"Recipient of benefits" shall mean an individual who has qualified for benefits administered by the department.
"Respondent" shall mean a person eligible to request an adjudicative proceeding in a program under the jurisdiction of the department who is named in an initiating document.
"Secretary" shall mean the secretary of the department of health or his/her designee.
"Summary action" shall mean an agency action to address an immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare and shall include, but not be limited to, a cease and desist order, an order of summary suspension, and an order of summary restriction of a license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.135 and 43.70.040. WSR 09-03-089, § 246-10-102, filed 1/20/09, effective 2/20/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. WSR 97-12-089, § 246-10-102, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 94-04-079, § 246-10-102, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; WSR 93-13-005 (Order 369), § 246-10-102, filed 6/3/93, effective 7/4/93.]
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