Does an adoptive parent have the right to appeal department decisions regarding adoption support issues?
(1) An adoptive parent has the right to an administrative hearing to contest the following department actions:
(a) Denial of a child's initial eligibility for the adoption support program or the adoption support reconsideration program;
(b) Failure to respond with reasonable promptness to a written application or request for services;
(c) Denial of a written request to modify the level of payment or service in the agreement;
(d) A decision to increase or decrease the level of the child's adoption support payments without the concurrence of the adoptive parent(s);
(e) Denial of a request for nonrecurring adoption expenses; or
(f) Termination from the program.
(2) The adoptive parent must submit a request for an administrative hearing to the office of administrative hearings within ninety days of receipt of the department's decision to deny a request or failure to respond to a request.
(3) The office of administrative hearings must apply the rules in WAC 388-27-0120 through 388-27-0390 as they pertain to the issues being contested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031
. WSR 01-08-045, § 388-27-0365, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]