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PDFWAC 390-37-075

Enforcement proceduresDeferred enforcement after an investigation has been commenced.

(1) As provided by WAC 390-37-060, the chair or the chair's designee commissioner may authorize deferred enforcement:
(a) Following a case status review provided for in WAC 390-37-071, referred to as an initial hearing in RCW 42.17A.755, in lieu of a formal investigation;
(b) Following an investigation, in lieu of a notice of administrative charges for an adjudicative proceeding; or
(c) After a notice of administrative charges, prior to an adjudicative proceeding.
(2) The executive director will recommend to the chair or the chair's designee commissioner the conditions of a deferred enforcement. The conditions shall be clearly defined and agreed to by the respondent, along with the consequences for failure to meet the conditions of the deferral. Negotiations regarding deferred enforcement shall be informal and without prejudice to rights of a participant in the negotiations.
(3) With concurrence of the chair or the chair's designee commissioner, the executive director or designee (commission staff) shall memorialize the pertinent facts and the conditions of the deferral by electronic writing to the respondent, together with the consequences for failure to meet the conditions of the deferral. The agreement shall be signed by the executive director and the respondent. Staff shall notify the respondent that any administrative charges issued in the matter are stayed pending satisfaction of the deferral conditions.
(4) Once the deferral conditions are met, the complaint shall be dismissed with no further investigation or action as provided by WAC 390-37-070.
(5) If the deferral conditions are not met, the complaint shall proceed in accordance with WAC 390-37-060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1) and 2018 c 304. WSR 18-24-074, § 390-37-075, filed 11/30/18, effective 12/31/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1). WSR 16-01-015, § 390-37-075, filed 12/4/15, effective 1/4/16.]
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