WAC 182-526-0525  When initial orders become final.

Effective March 16, 2017

An initial order becomes a final order at 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-first calendar day after the office of administrative hearings (OAH) serves the initial order, unless:

  1. Any party files a request for review of the initial order within twenty-one calendar days of the serving (mailing) of the initial order in accordance with WAC 182-526-0580(1);
  2. Any party files a request for extension of the deadline for filing a request for review which is granted by the review judge under WAC 182-526-0580(2); or
  3. Any party files a late request for review which is accepted by a review judge in accordance with WAC 182-526-0580(3);
  4. A managed care enrollee requests review by an independent review (IR) organization in accordance with RCW 48.43.535 prior to the initial order becoming final or a final order being entered by a review judge. See WAC 182-526-0200 for enrollee appeals.

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