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Chapter 14-108 WAC

Last Update: 12/7/05


WAC Sections

HTMLPDF14-108-010Adoption of model rules of procedure.
HTMLPDF14-108-020Appointment of presiding officers.
HTMLPDF14-108-030Method of recording.
HTMLPDF14-108-040Application for adjudicative proceeding.
HTMLPDF14-108-050Brief adjudicative procedures.
HTMLPDF14-108-070Procedure for closing parts of the hearings.
HTMLPDF14-108-080Recording devices.


Adoption of model rules of procedure.

The model rules of procedure adopted by the chief administrative law judge pursuant to RCW 34.05.250 are adopted for use for this program. Those rules may be found in chapter 10-08 WAC. Other procedural rules adopted in this title are supplementary to the model rules of procedure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-010, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]


Appointment of presiding officers.

The chair or designee shall designate a presiding officer for an adjudicative proceeding. The presiding officer shall be an administrative law judge, a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, a panel of individuals, the chair or designee, or any combination of the above. Where more than one individual is designated to be the presiding officer, the chair or designee shall designate one person to make decisions concerning discovery, closure, means of recording adjudicative proceedings, and similar matters.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-020, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]


Method of recording.

Proceedings shall be recorded by a method determined by the presiding officer, among those available under the model rules of procedure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-030, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]


Application for adjudicative proceeding.

An application for adjudicative proceeding shall be in writing. Application forms are available at the following address: 919 Lakeridge Way S.W., Olympia, Washington 98502.
Written application for an adjudicative proceeding should be submitted to the above address within twenty calendar days of the agency action giving rise to the application, unless provided for otherwise by statute or rule.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 05-24-103, § 14-108-040, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06; WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-040, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]


Brief adjudicative procedures.

This rule is adopted in accordance with RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494, the provisions of which are adopted by reference. Brief adjudicative procedures shall be used in all matters related to withholding services of outstanding debts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-050, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]



Discovery in adjudicative proceedings may be permitted at the discretion of the presiding officer. In permitting discovery, the presiding officer shall refer to the civil rules of procedure. The presiding officer may control the frequency and nature of discovery permitted, and order discovery conferences to discuss discovery issues.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-060, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]


Procedure for closing parts of the hearings.

Any party may apply for a protective order to close part of a hearing. The party making the request shall state the reasons for making the application to the presiding officer. If the other party opposes the request, a written response to the request shall be made within ten working days of the request to the presiding officer. The presiding officer shall determine which, if any, parts of the proceeding shall be closed, and state the reasons in writing within twenty working days of receiving the request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-070, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]


Recording devices.

No cameras or recording devices are allowed in those parts of proceedings that the presiding officer has determined shall be closed under WAC 14-108-070, except for the method of official recording selected by the committee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.95.030 (9)(e). WSR 98-23-009, § 14-108-080, filed 11/5/98, effective 12/6/98.]