WAC 182-526-0520 Information which must be included in the ALJ's initial order.
Effective March 16, 2017
In an initial order, the administrative law judge (ALJ) must:
- Identify the matter as a health care authority appeal;
- List the name and docket number of the case and the names of all parties and representatives;
- Make findings concerning the facts used to resolve the dispute based on the hearing record;
- Explain how the ALJ determined that evidence is credible or not credible when the facts or conduct of a witness is questioned;
- State the law that applies to the dispute;
- Apply the law to the facts of the case in the conclusions of law;
- Discuss the reasons for the decision based on the facts and the law;
- State the result and remedy ordered;
- Explain how to request corrections to the initial order or petition for review by the board of appeals (BOA) and provide the deadlines for such requests;
- State the date the initial order becomes final according to WAC 182-526-0525; and
- Include any other information required by law or program rules.