Standard of proof refers to the amount of evidence needed to prove a party's position. Unless the rules or law states otherwise, the standard of proof in a hearing is a preponderance of the evidence. This standard means that it is more likely than not that something happened or exists.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. 00-18-059, § 388-02-0485, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]