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Hearing rights.

These hearing rights govern both due process hearings conducted pursuant to WAC 392-172A-05080 through 392-172A-05125 and hearings for disciplinary matters conducted pursuant to WAC 392-172A-05160 and 392-172A-05165.
(1) Any party to a due process hearing has the right to:
(a) Be represented by counsel and accompanied and advised by individuals with special knowledge or training with respect to the problems of students eligible for special education;
(b) Present evidence and confront, cross-examine, and compel the attendance of witnesses;
(c) Prohibit the introduction of any evidence at the hearing that has not been disclosed to that party at least five business days before the hearing, or two business days if the hearing is expedited pursuant to WAC 392-172A-05160;
(d) Obtain a written, or, at the option of the parents, electronic, verbatim record of the hearing; and
(e) Obtain written, or, at the option of the parents, electronic findings of fact and decisions.
(2)(a) At least five business days prior to a due process hearing conducted pursuant to this section, or two business days prior to a hearing conducted pursuant to WAC 392-172A-05165, each party must disclose to all other parties all evaluations completed by that date and the recommendations based on the offering party's evaluations that the party intends to use at the hearing.
(b) An administrative law judge may bar any party that fails to comply with (a) of this subsection from introducing the relevant evaluation or recommendation at the hearing without the consent of the other party.
(3) The party requesting the due process hearing may not raise issues at the due process hearing that were not raised in the due process hearing request unless the other party agrees otherwise.
(4) Either party may file a separate due process hearing request on an issue separate from a due process hearing request already filed.
(5) Parents involved in hearings must be given the right to:
(a) Have the student who is the subject of the hearing present;
(b) Open the hearing to the public; and
(c) Have the record of the hearing and the findings of fact and decisions described in subsection (1)(d) and (e) of this section provided to the parent at no cost.
(6) To the extent not modified by the hearing procedures addressed in this section, the timelines addressed in WAC 392-172A-05110, and the timelines and procedures for civil actions addressed in WAC 392-172A-05115, the general rules applicable for administrative hearings contained in chapter 10-08 WAC govern the conduct of the due process hearing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090 and 34 C.F.R. Part 300. WSR 13-20-034, § 392-172A-05100, filed 9/24/13, effective 10/25/13; WSR 09-20-053, § 392-172A-05100, filed 10/1/09, effective 11/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-05100, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]
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