Significant decisions

What is a significant decision?

A significant decision is a Health Care Authority (HCA) Board of Appeals (BOA) final order* that has an analysis or decision of substantial importance to HCA in carrying out its duties. A significant decision is precedential, which means that future parties, administrative law judges, and review judges may rely on it in similar cases.

Read more about the HCA Index of Significant Decisions.

Requesting a copy of the Index

An individual may request a copy of the Index or inspect it by contacting the HCA BOA at:

Mailing Address

Health Care Authority Board of Appeals
P.O. Box 42700
Olympia, WA 98504-2700
Phone: 360-725-0910 or 844-728-5212
Fax: 360-507-9018

Physical Address

Health Care Authority Board of Appeals
Cherry Street Plaza, First floor reception desk
626 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

*An order that is the final HCA decision after an administrative hearing.

Nominating a final order

An individual may nominate a final order for publishing on the HCA Index of Significant Decisions. Download the Nomination to publish final order form and send—along with a copy of the nominated final order—to:

Health Care Authority Board of Appeals
P.O. Box 42700
Olympia, WA 98504-2700

Index of Significant Decisions

The HCA's BOA maintains this index.