Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 40||SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE|
|PART 19||DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES|
|SUBCHAPTER M||ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEWS AND DUE PROCESS HEARINGS|
|DIVISION 2||DUE PROCESS HEARINGS|
|RULE §745.8851||Can due process hearings be combined?|
Yes, an administrative law judge (ALJ) may combine hearings that involve issues related to the same decision or action. For example, if we take an adverse action against your operation based on a finding of child abuse or neglect, and you request a due process hearing on both the finding and the adverse action, then the ALJ may combine the hearing to listen to these related issues at the same time. Another example is when three different individuals are designated as perpetrators of abuse or neglect based on the same incident, and all three individuals request due process hearings. In this situation, the ALJ may combine all three hearings to listen to the related abuse and neglect issue at the same time. However, the ALJ's judgment must reflect a determination on all of the individual due process requests before him.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §745.8851 adopted to be effective March 1, 2002, 27 TexReg 965|