Wash. Admin. Code § 308-101-150 - Subpoenas

(1) Subpoenas shall be issued and enforced, and witness fees paid, as provided in RCW 46.20.308(7). All subpoenas shall direct the witness to appear by telephone unless otherwise agreed to by the hearings examiner.
(2) Every subpoena shall be submitted on a form approved by the department, available on the internet atwww.dol.wa.gov, for approval by a hearings examiner. If approved, the hearings examiner may either sign and issue the subpoena back to the party requesting the subpoena or direct the requesting party, by telephone, electronic mail, or other reliable means, to note the hearings examiner's approval on the subpoena.
(a) A subpoena to a person to provide testimony at a hearing shall specify the date and time set for hearing.
(b) A subpoena duces tecum requesting a person to produce designated books, documents, or things under his or her control shall specify a time and place for producing the books, documents, or things. That time and place may be the time and place set for hearing, or another reasonably convenient time and place in advance of the hearing.
(3) A subpoena must be personally served by a suitable person over eighteen years of age, by exhibiting and reading it to the witness, or by giving him or her a copy thereof, or by leaving such copy at the place of his or her abode. Proof of service shall be made by affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, and must be filed with the hearings examiner at least two days prior to the hearing. If the subpoena is served by personal service, proof of service must include a copy of the subpoena that shows it was received by the law enforcement agency. Service by certified mail must be preapproved by the hearings examiner. Service of a subpoena on a law enforcement officer may be effected by serving the subpoena upon the officer's employer.
(4) The hearings examiner may condition issuance of the subpoena upon advancement by the person in whose behalf the subpoena is issued of the reasonable cost of producing the books, papers, documents, or tangible things.
(5) A subpoena must be properly served five days prior to the date of the hearing.


Wash. Admin. Code § 308-101-150
Adopted by WSR 18-11-098, Filed 5/21/2018, effective 9/4/2018

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