(1) The decision of the administrative law judge (ALJ) will become the final decision of the department, unless either you or the department files a petition for review with DSHS board of appeals within twenty-one days after the administrative law judge's initial decision is mailed to the parties.
(2) The procedure for requesting, or responding to, a petition for review with the board of appeals is in WAC 388-02-0560
(3) If either party asks for a review, the decision of the board of appeals review judge will be the department's final decision.
(4) If you disagree with the decision of the board of appeals, you may file a petition in superior court and ask for judicial review. The procedure for judicial review is in RCW 34.05.510
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 01-18-037, § 388-148-0115, filed 8/28/01, effective 9/28/01.]