(1) The ALJ may consider and admit evidence by taking judicial notice.
(2) If a party requests judicial notice, or if the ALJ intends to take judicial notice, the ALJ may ask the party to provide a copy of the document that contains the information.
(3) If judicial notice has been requested, or if the ALJ intends to take judicial notice, the ALJ must tell the parties before or during the hearing.
(4) The ALJ must give the parties time to object to judicial notice evidence.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 00-18-059, § 388-02-0445, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]