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PDFWAC 246-310-610

Adjudicative proceeding.

(1) An applicant denied a certificate of need or a certificate holder whose certificate was suspended or revoked has the right to an adjudicative proceeding.
(2) A certificate applicant or holder contesting a department certificate decision shall within twenty-eight days of receipt of the department's decision or reconsidered decision:
(a) File a written application for an adjudicative proceeding by a method showing proof of receipt with the Adjudicative Clerk Office, Department of Health, 2413 Pacific Avenue, P.O. Box 47879, Olympia, WA 98504-7879; and
(b) Include in or with the application:
(i) A specific statement of the issue or issues and law involved;
(ii) The grounds for contesting the department decision; and
(iii) A copy of the contested department decision.
(3) The proceeding is governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW), this chapter, and chapter 246-08 WAC. If a provision in this chapter conflicts with chapter 246-08 WAC, the provision in this chapter governs.
(4) Any health care facility or health maintenance organization that:
(a) Provides services similar to the services provided by the applicant and under review pursuant to this subsection;
(b) Is located within the applicant's health service area; and
(c) Testified or submitted evidence at a public hearing held pursuant to RCW 70.38.115(9), shall be provided an opportunity to present oral or written testimony and argument in a proceeding under RCW 70.38.115 (10)(a) provided that the health care facility or health maintenance organization had, in writing, requested to be informed of the department's decision. If the department desires to settle with the applicant prior to the conclusion of the adjudicative proceeding, the department shall so inform the health care facility or health maintenance organization and afford them the opportunity to comment, in advance, on the proposed settlement.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.38 RCW. WSR 98-10-053, § 246-310-610, filed 4/29/98, effective 5/30/98; WSR 96-24-052, § 246-310-610, filed 11/27/96, effective 12/28/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.135 and 70.38.919. WSR 92-02-018 (Order 224), § 246-310-610, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-310-610, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 34.05.220 (1)(a), 70.38.135 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 § 607. WSR 90-06-019 (Order 039), § 248-19-480, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.135. WSR 86-06-030 (Order 2344), § 248-19-480, filed 2/28/86; WSR 82-19-055 (Order 244), § 248-19-480, filed 9/15/82; WSR 81-09-012 (Order 210), § 248-19-480, filed 4/9/81, effective 5/20/81. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.38 RCW. WSR 79-12-079 (Order 188), § 248-19-480, filed 11/30/79.]
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