(1) A preliminary finding becomes a final finding when:
(a) The department notifies the individual there is a preliminary finding under WAC 388-78A-3410
(b) The individual does not ask for an administrative hearing; or
(c) The administrative law judge:
(i) Dismisses the appeal following withdrawal of the appeal or default;
(ii) Dismisses the appeal for failure to comply with time limits under WAC 388-78A-3430
(iii) Issues an initial order upholding the finding and the individual fails to appeal the initial order to the department's board of appeals.
(d) The board of appeals issues a final order upholding the finding.
(2) A final finding is permanent.
(3) A final finding will only be removed from the department or agency list of individuals found to have abandoned, abused, neglected, exploited, or financially exploited a vulnerable adult if it is rescinded following judicial review.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. 10-03-066, § 388-78A-3450, filed 1/15/10, effective 2/15/10. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.34 RCW. 09-01-052, § 388-78A-3450, filed 12/10/08, effective 1/10/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 and chapters 18.20 and 74.34 RCW. 08-05-099, § 388-78A-3450, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08.]