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WAC 388-02-0375

What happens at your hearing?

At your hearing:
(1) The ALJ:
(a) Explains your rights;
(b) Marks and admits or rejects exhibits;
(c) Ensures that a record is made;
(d) Explains that a decision is mailed after the hearing;
(e) Notifies the parties of appeal rights;
(f) May keep the record open for a time after the hearing if needed to receive more evidence or argument; and
(g) May take actions as authorized according to WAC 388-02-0215.
(2) The parties may:
(a) Make opening statements to explain the issues;
(b) Offer evidence to prove their positions, including oral or written statements of witnesses;
(c) Question the witnesses presented by the other parties; and
(d) Give closing arguments about what the evidence shows and what laws apply.
(3) At the end of the hearing if the ALJ does not allow more time to send in evidence, the record is closed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. WSR 00-18-059, ยง 388-02-0375, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]
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