(1) After the prehearing conference ends, the ALJ must enter a written prehearing order describing:
(a) The actions taken;
(b) Any changes to the documents;
(c) Any agreements reached; and
(d) Any ruling of the ALJ.
(2) The ALJ must send the prehearing order to the parties at least fourteen calendar days before the scheduled hearing, except a hearing may still occur as allowed under WAC 388-02-0280
(5). The parties and the ALJ may agree to a shorter time period.
(3) A party may object to the prehearing order by notifying the ALJ in writing within ten days after the mailing date of the order. The ALJ must issue a ruling on the objection.
(4) If no objection is made to the prehearing order, the order determines how the hearing is conducted, including whether the hearing will be in person or held by telephone conference or other means, unless the ALJ changes the order for good cause.
(5) The ALJ may take further appropriate actions to address other concerns.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 11-04-074, § 388-02-0205, filed 1/31/11, effective 3/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 00-18-059, § 388-02-0205, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]