Last Update: 11/25/15

Chapter 170-03 WAC

DEL HEARING RULES

WAC Sections

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Purpose and scope.
Definitions.
Computing time for meeting deadlines in the hearing process.
II. HEARING RIGHTS AND REQUESTS
The right to a hearing.
Requesting a hearing.
Filing the request for hearing.
Location of office of administrative hearings.
Service of notice and documents.
Proof of service.
Representation during the hearing process.
III. INTERPRETER SERVICES
The right to an interpreter in the hearing process.
Definitions.
Interpreter qualifications.
Waiver of interpreter services.
Requirements that apply to the use of interpreters.
Requirements that apply to decisions involving limited-English-speaking parties.
IV. PREHEARING PROCEDURES
Notice of hearing.
Prehearing conferences.
Purposes of prehearing conference.
Prehearing order.
Assignment and challenge of assignment of administrative law judge.
V. LAWS APPLIED IN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
Rules an ALJ or review judge must apply when making a decision.
Challenges to validity of DEL rules.
Amendment to DEL notice or party's request for hearing.
Changes of address.
Continuances.
Order of dismissal.
Vacating an order of default or order of dismissal.
Stay of DEL action.
Stay of summary suspension of child care license.
VI. HEARINGS
Conduct of hearings.
Authority of the administrative law judge.
Order of the hearing.
Evidence.
Introduction of evidence into the record.
Objections to evidence.
Stipulations.
Exhibits.
Judicial notice.
Witnesses.
Requiring witnesses to testify or provide documents.
Serving a subpoena.
Testimony.
Burden of proof.
Equitable estoppel.
Closing the record.
VII. INITIAL ORDERS
Timing of the ALJ's decision.
Contents of the initial order.
Finality of initial order.
Challenges to the initial order.
Correcting clerical errors in ALJ's decisions.
VIII. REVIEW OF INITIAL ORDERS
Appeal of the initial order.
Time for requesting review.
Petition for review.
Response to petition for review.
Decision process.
Authority of the review judge.
IX. REVIEW OF THE FINAL ORDER
Request for reconsideration.
Response to a request for reconsideration.
Ruling on request for reconsideration.
Judicial review.
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