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2017 Proposed Rule-Making

 

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

 

Rule-making Hearing

A public hearing on the proposed amendments will be scheduled in the near future. 

 

Written Comments

Once a hearing is set, you may submit written comments on the proposed rule changes. Comments may be submitted in a written letter or by email.  

  • WAC 10-08 Model Rules of Procedure

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  • WAC 10-04 Public Records

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 Helpful Links

 

 

 

 WAC 10-08 Model Rules of Procedure

 Suitable Representation Work Group Meeting Notes

 

 

 

Synopsis of Proposed Rule Changes

 

  • Amendments to WAC 10-08 Model Rules of Procedure

 

Main objectives of rule:

  • Establish within OAH a process for OAH Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) to refer a party with cognitive disabilities to the OAH ADA Coordinator to review, conduct an assessment and handle the issue (assessment determines extent of mental impairment and appropriate response).
  • Establish a network of “ombuds” persons to assist those pro se parties with accessing OAH’s administrative appeals processes (comparable to non-disabled pro se appellants) and to ensure that they are not denied equal and meaningful access to the hearing process.
  • Establish a training program for (1) OAH ALJs and support staff and (2) ombuds persons who are trained to assist pro se parties determined to need assistance with the OAH hearing process.

 

  • Amendments to WAC 10-04 Public Records

 

Main objectives of rule:

  • The Office of Administrative Hearing intends to update our public records rules using Chapter 44-14 WAC, the advisory model Public Records Act rules.

 

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