WAC 182-526-0025 Use and location of the office of administrative hearings

Effective March 16, 2017

  1. The health care authority (HCA) may use administrative law judges employed by the office of administrative hearings (OAH) to conduct administrative hearings and issue initial orders in accordance with RCW 34.05.425 (1)(c).
  2. In some situations, HCA may use presiding officers employed by HCA to conduct administrative hearings and issue final orders in accordance with RCW 34.05.425 (1)(a) and (b). When HCA uses HCA-employed presiding officers to conduct administrative hearings, HCA's presiding officer has all the duties and responsibilities set forth in this chapter relating to administrative law judges and the office of administrative hearings. The notice of hearing will identify whether the case is to be heard by OAH or an HCA-employed presiding officer.
  3.  
    1. OAH headquarters location is:
      Office of Administrative Hearings
      2420 Bristol Court S.W.
      P.O. Box 42488
      Olympia, WA 98504-2488
      360-664-8717
      fax: 360-664-8721
    2. The headquarters office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
  4. OAH field offices are at the following locations:

    Olympia
    Office of Administrative Hearings
    2420 Bristol Court S.W.
    P.O. Box 42489
    Olympia, WA 98504-2489
    360-407-2700
    1-800-583-8271

    fax: 360-586-6563

    Seattle
    Office of Administrative Hearings
    One Union Square
    600 University Street, Suite 1500
    Mailstop: TS-07
    Seattle, WA 98101-1129
    206-389-3400
    1-800-845-8830

    fax: 206-587-5135

    Tacoma
    Office of Administrative Hearings
    949 Market Street, Suite 500
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    253-476-6888
    fax: 253-593-2200

    Spokane
    Office of Administrative Hearings
    16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Suite 5600
    Spokane Valley, WA 99216
    509-456-3975
    1-800-366-0955

    fax: 509-456-3997

  5. Contact the Olympia field office, under subsection (2) of this section, if unable to identify the correct field office.
  6. Further hearing information can be obtained at the OAH web site: www.oah.wa.gov.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.