(1) A notice of hearing is a written notice that must include:
(a) The names of all parties who receive the notice and, if known, the names and addresses of their representatives;
(b) The name, mailing address, and telephone number of the ALJ, if known;
(c) The date, time, place, and nature of the hearing;
(d) The legal authority and jurisdiction for the hearing; and
(e) The date of the hearing request.
(2) OAH also sends you information with your notice of hearing telling you the following:
(a) If you fail to attend or participate in a prehearing conference or a hearing, you may lose your right to a hearing. Then the ALJ may send:
(i) An order of default against you; or
(ii) An order dismissing the hearing.
(b) If you need a qualified interpreter because you or any of your witnesses are persons with limited English proficiency, OAH will provide an interpreter at no cost to you.
(c) If the hearing is to be held by telephone or in person, and how to request a change in the way it is held.
(d) How to indicate any special needs for yourself or your witnesses, including the need for an interpreter in a primary language or for sensory impairments.
(e) How to contact OAH if a party has a safety concern.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 00-18-059, § 388-02-0255, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]