(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
as they pertain to the issues being contested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-045, § 388-27-0365, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]