WAC 182-526-0020 Good cause.
Effective March 16, 2017
- Good cause is a substantial reason or legal justification allowing the administrative law judge (ALJ) to grant a party's request or to excuse their action or inaction, including granting a continuance or excusing a failure to appear at an administrative proceeding.
- To determine if there is good cause, the administrative law judge may consider the provisions of Superior Court Civil Rule 60 as a guideline. Good cause may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:
- The party who requested the hearing ignored a notice because he or she was in the hospital or was otherwise prevented from responding; or
- The party who requested the hearing could not respond to the notice because it was written in a language that he or she did not understand.
- The requestor bears the burden to show why a request should be granted or an action excused.