WSR 14-11-072
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed May 19, 2014, 4:17 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4) or 34.05.330(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-526-0025 Use and location of the office of administrative hearings.
Hearing Location(s): Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza Building, Sue Crystal Conference Room 106A, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504 (metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at, or directions can be obtained by calling (360) 725-1000), on June 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than June 25, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, delivery 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9727, by 5:00 p.m. on June 24, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kelly Richters by June 16, 2014, TTY (800) 848-5429 or (360) 725-1307 or e-mail
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Housekeeping change. Correcting outdated administrative hearings Spokane office address.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To prevent the public from submitting hearing requests to the wrong address.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, (360) 725-1348.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The joint administrative [rules] review committee has not requested the filing of a small business economic impact statement, and these rules do not impose a disproportionate cost impact on small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
May 19, 2014
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-02-007, filed 12/19/12, effective 2/1/13)
WAC 182-526-0025 Use and location of the office of administrative hearings.
(1) HCA may utilize administrative law judges employed by the office of administrative hearings (OAH) to conduct administrative hearings and issue initial orders in accordance with RCW 34.05.425 (1)(c). In some situations, HCA may use presiding officers employed by HCA to conduct administrative hearings and issue final orders in accordance with RCW 34.05.425 (1)(a) and (b). When HCA uses HCA-employed presiding officers to conduct administrative hearings, the HCA presiding officer shall have all the duties and responsibilities set forth in this chapter relating to administrative law judges and the office of administrative hearings. The notice of hearing will identify whether the case is to be heard by OAH or an HCA-employed presiding officer.
(2)(a) The office of administrative hearings (OAH) headquarters location is:
Office of Administrative Hearings
2420 Bristol Court S.W.
P.O. Box 42488
Olympia, WA 98504-2488
fax: 360-664-8721
(b) The headquarters office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
(3) OAH field offices are at the following locations:
Office of Administrative Hearings
2420 Bristol Court S.W.
P.O. Box 42489
Olympia, WA 98504-2489
fax: 360-586-6563
Office of Administrative Hearings
One Union Square
600 University Street, Suite 1500
Mailstop: TS-07
Seattle, WA 98101-1129
fax: 206-587-5135
Office of Administrative Hearings
5300 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98661
fax: 360-696-6255
Office of Administrative Hearings
((Old City Hall Building, 5th Floor
221 N. Wall Street, Suite 540))
16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Suite 5600
Spokane Valley, WA ((99201)) 99216
fax: 509-456-3997
Office of Administrative Hearings
32 N. 3rd Street, Suite 320
Yakima, WA 98901-2730
fax: 509-454-7281
(4) Contact the Olympia field office, under subsection (2) of this section, if unable to identify the correct field office.
(5) Further hearing information can be obtained at the OAH web site: