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§ 311.1. Department of Health--Final agency orders--Authority

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 75. Statutes and Reports

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 75. Statutes and Reports (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 8. Administrative Procedures Act (Refs & Annos)
75 Okl.St.Ann. § 311.1
§ 311.1. Department of Health--Final agency orders--Authority
A. The Commissioner of the State Department of Health may delegate the authority to issue a final agency order adverse to a party to an agency administrative law judge if:
1. The administrative law judge has a general knowledge of the Public Health Code,1 and rules promulgated thereto;
2. The administrative law judge:
a. is currently licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of this state,
b. has a working knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act and administrative rules of the State Department of Health,
c. is not an owner, stockholder, employee or officer of, nor has any other business relationship with, any corporation, partnership, or other business or entity that is subject to regulation by the State Department of Health,
d. is separate and apart from the legal division or office of general counsel of the State Department of Health,
e. is not responsible to or subject to the supervision or direction of an employee or agent engaged in the performance of investigative or prosecuting functions for the State Department of Health, and
f. has not been engaged in the performance of investigative or prosecuting functions for the State Department of Health regarding the party receiving the final agency order; and
3. The Commissioner in delegating the authority to issue final agency orders adverse to a party pursuant to this section specifically designates by written agency policy and procedure the type or category of final agency order which may be issued by the administrative law judge.
B. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize or allow restraints on the authority of the Commissioner to adopt, reject, review, modify or correct the findings of fact and conclusions of law or any proposed order issued by the administrative law judge.
C. When the administrative law judge issues a final agency order, that order becomes the final order of the State Department of Health without further proceeding unless there is a request for rehearing, reopening, or reconsideration pursuant to Section 317 of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes or a filing for judicial review pursuant to Section 318 of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Credits

Laws 1995, c. 317, § 2, emerg. eff. June 5, 1995.

Footnotes

Title 63, § 1-101 et seq.
75 Okl. St. Ann. § 311.1, OK ST T. 75 § 311.1
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through October 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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