PDFWAC 110-03-0400

Requiring witnesses to testify or provide documents.

(1) A party may require witnesses to testify or provide documents by issuing a subpoena. A subpoena is an order to appear at a certain time and place to give testimony or to provide books, documents, or other items.
(2) ALJs, DCYF, and attorneys for the parties may prepare subpoenas.
(3) If a party is not represented by an attorney, the party may ask the ALJ to prepare a subpoena on that party's behalf:
(a) The ALJ may schedule a hearing to decide whether to issue a subpoena;
(b) There is no cost to the requesting party to have an ALJ prepare a subpoena, but the requesting party must pay for:
(i) Serving the subpoena;
(ii) Enforcing compliance with a subpoena; and
(iii) Witness fees required according to RCW 34.05.446(7).
(4) A party may request that an ALJ quash (set aside) or change the subpoena at any time before the deadline given in the subpoena.
(5) An ALJ may set aside or change a subpoena if it is unreasonable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 43.216.020, and 43.216.065. WSR 20-02-031, § 110-03-0400, filed 12/19/19, effective 1/19/20.]