Administrative History

The Bureau of Adjudication conducts all administrative proceedings that either the Department of Health program units or the Bureau of Administrative Hearings are not able to settle without a hearing. The bureau falls under the auspices of the Division of Legal Affairs, which is overseen by the State Health Commissioner's office. Administrative law judges preside at all hearings and prepare comprehensive reports which are passed on to final decision makers which can include the commissioner or his designee, in addition to entities including the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators or the Public Health Council.