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Hearings Before the State Office of Administrative Hearings

After a licensing board begins an investigation and has issued formal charges/held an informal settlement conference, it will subsequently set the case for a hearing. The overwhelming majority of state agencies hold their hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (or “SOAH”). SOAH is an independent agency that conducts independent hearings for other agencies. […]

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When an Agency Investigates Your License: Formal Charges and Informal Settlement Conferences

After a licensing board begins an investigation, it will subsequently file formal charges and invite the licensee to speak at an informal settlement conference (or “ISC”). This post will discuss these stages, but please note that these procedural rules are described generally: there might be variations between different boards. Some are minor, such as referring […]

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What if You Want to Change an Agency Order?

You may already be subject to an order of your licensing agency. What if you want to change it? Most often licensees want to change a pre-existing order because of difficulties they have finding employment. Requesting an agency to change an order typically requires a “petition for exception.” Changing an order, whether mutually agreed to […]