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2017 Rulemaking Activities


OAH rule changes are being proposed.  Click here to view the OAH Proposed Rule Changes Published on the Washington State Register.  


WAC 10-24-010 Accommodation

OAH initially proposed the rule for inclusion in the Model Rules of Procedure as WAC 10-08-055; we titled the rule Suitable Representation.  OAH has created a new chapter in Title 10 for clarity.  The rule section number and title have changed to WAC 10-24-010 Accommodation.


Main objectives of rule:

  • Establish a process for OAH ALJs or any party to refer a party to the OAH ADA coordinator when an issue is raised on whether a party's disability precludes meaningful access to the OAH adjudicative process.
  • Establish a network of individuals who can be appointed to assist these parties with a disability.
  • Establish standards for training, including (a) initial and annual training of OAH staff commensurate with the scope of their duties, (b) specialized training initially and thereafter as necessary for the OAH ADA coordinator, and (c) uniform qualification training for suitable representatives.
  • Assess effectiveness and results of the rule within two years after the effective date.

A CR-103  (permanent rule filing) was filed with the Code Reviser on August 16, 2017,  and will be published in Washington State Register 17-17-079 on September 6, 2017.  The permanent rule will become effective on January 1, 2018.


A concise explanatory statement can be viewed here.


WAC 10-04 Public Records

A CR-101 (preproposal statement of inquiry) was filed with the Code Reviser on July 15, 2015, and was published in Washington State Register 15-15-102.


Main objectives of rule:

  • This rule is being updated to align with the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW, and Chapter 44-14 WAC, the advisory model public records rules.



Additional Information

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