WSR 05-22-076

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Operations)

[ Filed October 31, 2005, 4:37 p.m. , effective December 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amending WAC 388-02-0025 Where is the office of administrative hearings located?, the amended rule updates addresses and phone numbers for the headquarters, Spokane and Vancouver, Washington, addresses for the Office of Administrative Hearings. The amendments will help DSHS clients locate the Office of Administrative Hearings offices and help clients submit timely requests for fair hearings.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-02-0025.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.020.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, Parts IV and V.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-17-141 on August 19, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 25, 2005.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3562.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-21-061, filed 10/15/02, effective 11/15/02)

WAC 388-02-0025   Where is the office of administrative hearings located?   (1)(a) The office of administrative hearings (OAH) headquarters location is:


Office of Administrative Hearings

((919 Lakeridge Way SW))

2420 Bristol Court SW, 1st Floor

P.O. Box 42488

Olympia WA 98504-2488

(360) 664-8717

(360) 664-8721 (fax)


(b) The headquarters office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Friday, except legal holidays.

(2) OAH field offices are at the following locations:


Olympia

Office of Administrative Hearings

2420 Bristol Court SW, 3rd Floor

PO Box 42489

Olympia, WA 98504-2489

(360) 753-2531

1-800-583-8271

fax: (360) 586-6563


Seattle

Office of Administrative Hearings

1904 3rd Ave., Suite 722

Seattle, WA 98101-1100

(206) 464-6322

1-800-583-8270

fax: (206) 587-5136


Everett

Office of Administrative Hearings

2722 Colby, Suite 610

Everett, WA 98201-3571

(425) 339-1921

1-800-583-8261

fax: (425) 339-3907


Vancouver

Office of Administrative Hearings

((800 Franklin Street, 1st Floor))

5300 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100

Vancouver, WA ((98660)) 98661

(360) 690-7189

1-800-243-3451

fax: (360) 696-6255


Spokane

Office of Administrative Hearings

Old City Hall Building, 5th Floor

221 N. Wall Street, Suite 540

Spokane, WA 99201((-0826))

(509) 456-3975

1-800-366-0955

fax: (509) 456-((3975))3997


Yakima

Office of Administrative Hearings

32 N 3rd Street, Suite 320

Yakima, WA 98901-2730

(509) 575-2147

1-800-843-3491

fax (509) 454-7281


(3) You should contact the Olympia field office, under((,)) subsection (2), if you do not know the correct field office.

(4) You can obtain further hearing information at the OAH web site: www.oah.wa.gov

[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020, chapter 34.05 RCW, Parts IV and V, 2002 c 371 211. 02-21-061, 388-02-0025, filed 10/15/02, effective 11/15/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. 00-18-059, 388-02-0025, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]