§ 850-X-10-.11. Hearing Officer's Decision And Recommendation
(1) Upon completion of a hearing, the hearing officer shall prepare a written decision and recommendation. The decision shall contain a statement of facts found by the hearing officer, a recitation of the application of the facts found to the applicable statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and a proposed recommendation as to the merits of the matters presented for review including recommended discipline if appropriate.
(2) The hearing officer may request one or both sides to prepare for the hearing officer's consideration a proposed order of the Board including findings of fact, official notice and conclusions of law. Underlying facts of record which support the findings should be cited.
(3) The hearing officer's decision and recommendation along with the record shall be submitted to the executive secretary of the Board within forty-five (45) calendar days after the hearing is concluded. The hearing officer's decision and recommendation shall be communicated by the Board in person or by certified mail.(Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXII, Issue No. 11, August 29, 2014, eff. September 19, 2014, operative October 4, 2014. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 12, September 30, 2016, eff. October 30, 2016.)
Author: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 41-22 -12 (1996 Supp.); 41-22-15 (1991).
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