(1) If you and DSHS resolve the dispute during the prehearing meeting and put it in writing or present the agreement to an ALJ, your agreement may be legally enforceable.
(2) Any agreements or stipulations made at the prehearing meeting must be presented to an ALJ before or during the hearing, if you want the ALJ to consider the agreement.
(3) If all of your issues are not resolved in the prehearing meeting, you may request a prehearing conference before an ALJ or go to your scheduled hearing. The ALJ may also order a prehearing conference.
(4) You may withdraw your hearing request at any time if DSHS agrees to some action that resolves your dispute, or for any other reason. If you withdraw your hearing request, the hearing is not held and the ALJ sends a written order of dismissal.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 00-18-059, § 388-02-0185, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]