(1) Chapters 34.05
RCW, chapter 388-02
WAC, and the provisions of this chapter govern any appeal regarding a preliminary finding.
(2) If a conflict exists between the provisions of this chapter and chapter 388-02
WAC, the provisions of this chapter prevail.
(3) If an administrative law judge within the office of administrative hearings determines that a preponderance of the evidence supports the preliminary finding that the individual abandoned, abused, neglected, exploited, or financially exploited a resident, then the administrative law judge will issue an initial order.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 and chapters 18.20 and 74.34 RCW. 08-05-099, § 388-78A-3440, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08.]