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How to Prepare
Licensing Hearings

 

How can I appeal?

If you disagree with an agency notice, read it carefully.  It has instructions on how to appeal.  It is your responsibility to follow those instructions.  If you do not, you may lose your right to appeal.

 

If you have any questions about how to request a hearing, please call 360-407-2700 or 800-583-8271.


 

Can I have a lawyer?

You may have a lawyer, family member or friend represent you as long as they do not work for DSHS.  Many people represent themselves.  The state will not pay for your lawyer.  Click here to see free legal resources.


 

Can I change the hearing date?

You can change the hearing date if you have a good reason.  The judge will decide if the date or time may be changed. 

 

You must call the Agency Representative as soon as possible if you need to change the date or time of your hearing.  Their phone number is on the Notice of Prehearing Conference or Notice of Hearing.  OAH can help you find the number for the Agency Representative.  Call OAH at 360-407-2700 or 800-583-8271. 

 

If your hearing date changes, OAH will send you another notice with the new date and time. 


 

What if I need an interpreter?

 If you want an interpreter, click here or call the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) as soon as possible. The state will pay for the interpreter.  Family members and friends cannot be your interpreter at the hearing.  

 

For a free translation of OAH documents, call 360-407-2700 or 800-583-8271.


 

What if I need an accommodation?

If you need an accommodation, click here or call OAH as soon as possible at 360-407-2700 or 800-583-8271.  You will need to tell OAH about your needs and how we can help you.


 

What if my phone number or address changes?

If your phone number or address changes, call OAH as soon as possible at 360-407-2700 or 800-583-8271.  You should also call the Agency Representative.  Their phone number is on the Notice of Prehearing Conference or Notice of Hearing.

 

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