WAC 182-526-0260 Amending the health care authority or managed care organization notice.
Effective February 1, 2013
- The administrative law judge (ALJ) must allow the health care authority (HCA), HCA’s authorized agent or a managed care organization (MCO) to amend (change) the notice of an action before or during the hearing to match the evidence and facts.
- HCA, HCA’s authorized agent or MCO must put the change in writing and deliver a copy to the ALJ and all parties.
- The ALJ must offer to continue (postpone) the hearing to give the parties more time to prepare or present evidence or argument if there is a substantive change from the earlier notice.
- If the ALJ grants a continuance, the office of administrative hearings must serve a new hearing notice at least fourteen calendar days before the hearing date.