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What, No Gavel? How to Conduct an Administrative Hearing – for Hearing Officers

Level: Advanced Practice

Credits: 3

Intended Audience: Hearing Officers and/or Ombudspersons in Child Welfare

Intended Objectives:

  • Review different hearing types to include grievance hearings- placement, ICPC, denied assessments/exemption, etc. and contrast with Gomez vs. Saenz hearings.
  • Identify agency requirements as provided in respective hearing type codes and regulations to include client notification, rights, and the hearing process.
  • Demonstrate the responsibilities and roles of hearing parties to include the hearing officer, investigating/assigned social worker, hearing coordinator, and client and/or their representative.
  • Value the hearing officer decision making process and recommendation requirements for various hearings.

Topics Include:

  • Purpose of Administrative Hearings
  • Issues heard at Administrative Hearings
  • Gomez v Saenz Special Hearing Type
  • Hearing Format
  • Time Frame for Decision Points
  • Hearing Officer Decision Points
  • Hearing issues
  • Mock Hearing
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