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Chapter 456-09 WAC

Last Update: 9/20/05

FORMAL HEARINGS—PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

WAC Sections

INTRODUCTION
Purpose and application of chapter.
HEARING OPTIONS
Distinction between formal and informal hearing and converting an appeal.
ADMINISTRATION
Definitions.
Organization and office.
Quorum.
Meetings of the board.
PRACTICE BEFORE THE BOARD
Appearance and practice before the board.
Notice of appearance by representatives.
Rules of professional conduct.
Ex parte communication.
APPEAL PROCEDURE
Commencing the appeal.
Contents of notice of appeal.
Deadlines for submitting the notice of appeal.
Date and manner of submitting the notice of appeal.
Amendments to notice of appeal.
Response.
Intervention.
SERVICE OF PAPERS
Service of papers on parties and proof of service.
PREHEARING AND HEARING PROCEDURE
Limitation on discovery.
Subpoena.
Settlement conference.
Prehearing conference.
Summary judgment.
Time in which evidence, briefs, and replies must be submitted.
Amicus.
Motions.
Postponement, continuance, and extensions of time.
Teleconference proceeding.
Notice of hearing.
Notice of hearing to limited-English speaking parties.
HEARING PROCEDURE
Testimony under oath.
Recording devices.
Failure to attend and hearing on the record.
Dismissal, stipulation, and withdrawal of actions.
Rules of evidence and admissibility criteria.
Hearings—Interpreters.
Official notice.
DISPOSITION OF CASES
Assistance to board.
Presentation of posthearing evidence.
Initial or final decision.
Initial decision.
Petition for review of an initial decision, replies, and disposition.
Petition for reconsideration of a final decision.
Record on appeal.
SEPA
Applicability of SEPA guidelines.