Upon receipt of a request for services where there is an outstanding debt due the institution from the requesting person, the institution shall notify the person in writing by certified mail to the last known address, that the services will not be provided since there is an outstanding debt due the institution, and further that until that debt is satisfied, no such services will be provided to the individual.
Notification that services will be withheld shall also inform the individual that he or she has a right to a hearing before a person designated by the president of the institution if he or she believes that no debt is owed. Notification shall also indicate that the request for the hearing must be made within fifteen days from the date such notice is received. Upon receipt of a timely request for a hearing, the person designated by the president shall have the records and files of the institution available for review and, at that time, shall hold a brief adjudicative proceeding concerning whether the individual owes or owed any outstanding debts to the institution. After the brief adjudicative proceeding, an order shall be entered by the president's designee indicating whether the institution is correct in withholding services and/or applying off set for outstanding debt. If the outstanding debt is owed by the individual involved, no further services shall be provided. Notification of the decision shall be sent to the individual within ten days after the hearing. This hearing shall constitute a brief adjudicative proceeding in accordance with RCW 34.05.482
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 28B.50 RCW. 99-15-072, § 132A-122-021, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99.]