WSR 98-12-022

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

[Filed May 27, 1998, 2:25 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: April 17, 1998.

Purpose: The board uses brief adjudicative proceedings to provide a process to persons to appeal staff actions denying certification or licensure. Chapter 34.05 RCW, Administrative Procedure Act, requires agencies to adopt brief adjudicative proceedings to resolve some limited administrative issues.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 4-25-540 What are brief adjudicative proceedings?.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.04.055(1).

Other Authority: RCW 34.05.482.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-01-226 on December 24, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 27, 1998

Dana M. McInturff, CPA

Executive Director

OTS-1901.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-12-074, filed 5/27/93, effective 7/1/93)



WAC 4-25-540  What are brief adjudicative proceedings((.))? ((The board adopts the brief adjudicative proceedings procedures permitted by RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494 to provide appeal from staff denials of license or certificate applications, good character rulings, agency ethics rulings, and such other matters as the board may decide to address in this manner. The presiding officer for such proceedings shall be the executive director who shall render findings and an order after consulting with one or more board members. Persons aggrieved by a brief adjudicative proceedings order may appeal to the full board for administrative review. Such appeal must be made, orally or in writing, within twenty-one days after receipt of the brief adjudicative proceedings order.)) For certain types of decisions, the board has adopted an appeal process authorized by chapter 34.05 RCW which is called a brief adjudicative proceeding. Decisions to which this appeal process will be applied are:

Denials of license or certificate application;

Good character rulings;

Agency ethics rulings; and

A determination whether a licensee or certificateholder has been certified by a lending agency and reported for nonpayment or default on a federally or state-guaranteed student loan or service conditional scholarship.

To appeal a decision you must submit your request for a brief adjudicative proceeding, in writing, to the board within thirty days after the decision by board staff is posted in the U.S. mail. The residing officer for the brief adjudicative proceedings is the executive director. After consulting with a board member, the executive director renders a decision either upholding or overturning the decision by board staff. This decision, called an order, is mailed to you.

If you do not receive satisfaction from the brief adjudicative proceeding, you may appeal to the board's vice-chair. This appeal process is called an administrative review. Your appeal must be received by the board, orally or in writing, within twenty-one days after the brief adjudicative proceedings order is posted in the U.S. mail. The vice-chair considers your appeal and either upholds or overturns the brief adjudicative proceeding decision. The vice-chair decision, also called an order, is mailed to you.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.055. 93-12-074, 4-25-540, filed 5/27/93, effective 7/1/93.]

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