SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Office of the Secretary)
[Filed November 3, 2020, 1:48 p.m., effective December 4, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The rule allows electronic filing and electronic distribution of notices and orders to the office of administrative hearings (OAH) via email by striking the email prohibition in prior rule, adding a provision for email filing with OAH, and adding clarifying language.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-02-0075.
Other Authority: Proclamation by the Governor 20-05.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-19-148 on September 23, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 3, 2020.
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-18-059, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00)
WAC 388-02-0075How does a party file documents?
(1) A party may file documents by delivering them to OAH or BOA by:
(a) Personal service (hand delivery);
(b) First class, registered, or certified mail;
(c) Fax transmission if the party mails a copy of the document the same day;
(d) Commercial delivery service; or
(e) Legal messenger service.
(2) ((A))Any party ((cannot))may file documents with OAH by secure email. The BOA does not accept electronic submission except by fax.