OAR 858-020-0075
Contested Case Hearings


When the Board institutes disciplinary actions, notice of proposed actions must be served on the respondent(s) or the respondent’s legal counsel by certified mail, return receipt.


The notice shall comply with ORS 183.411 (Delegation of final order authority) to 183.497 (Awarding costs and attorney fees when finding for petitioner), and shall state that the respondent has the right to request a contested case hearing by filing an answer to the notice of disciplinary action and written request for hearing within 30 days of the mailing of the notice.


Failure to request a hearing within 30 days of the mailing of the notice of disciplinary action shall be deemed a default and a final order shall be issued by the Board.


A contested case hearing will be conducted by an impartial administrative law judge who has not been involved in the initial investigation of the complaint, in accordance with ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter)-183.550 and the Board’s Notice of Rights and Procedures.


Only the Board may order testimony be taken by deposition.


All hearings shall be conducted in Salem, Oregon, unless a different location is stipulated to by all parties and approved by the Board.


Contested case hearings are closed to the public.
(8) The Board’s disciplinary and suspension cases brought under ORS 675.070 (Authorized sanctions) are exempt from the requirements of OAR 137-003-0655 (Further Hearing and Issuance of Final Order)(7), which requires an agency to give written notice to the administrative law judge and all parties of the date by which the agency expects to issue an amended proposed order or a final order if the agency will not issue an amended proposed order or final order within 90 days of the proposed order. Due to the complexity of Board cases and the infrequency of regularly scheduled Board meetings, 90 days is an insufficient time for the Board to issue an amended proposed order or a final order.

Source: Rule 858-020-0075 — Contested Case Hearings, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=858-020-0075.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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