137-104-030 - Hearing officers

137-104-030. Hearing officers

(1) Hearing officers will report to and be supervised by the hearings administrator, and will report through a chain of command separate from that of community corrections or prisons divisions.

(2) Hearing officers may not hear a case in which they have direct personal involvement in the incident under consideration and must formally disqualify themselves by notifying the hearings administrator/designee. The hearings administrator/designee will select a replacement hearing officer.

(3) Hearing officers shall disqualify themselves if they believe that they cannot render a fair judgment in the hearing. The hearings administrator/designee may change the hearing officer assigned to hear a case upon a request from an offender and a showing of good cause.

(Amended by WSR 19-19-044, Filed 9/12/2019, effective 10/13/2019)

07-08-082, § 137-104-030, filed 4/2/07, effective 5/3/07. 01-04-044, § 137-104-030, filed 2/1/01, effective 3/1/01.

Reviser's note: Under RCW 34.05.030(1)(c), as amended by section 103, chapter 288, Laws of 1988, the above section was not adopted under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, but was published in the Washington State Register and codified into the Washington Administrative Code exactly as shown by the agency filing with history notes added by the code reviser's office.

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