|(a) Within 10 working days after the hearing, the hearing officer must send a written decision to all parties that includes: (1) findings of fact, the reasons for those findings, and conclusions of law; (2) a statement that to appeal the decision, a party must file an appeal with the county court of Travis County or county in which the individual resides within 30 calendar days of the date of the written decision; and (3) a statement that the decision is final on the 31st calendar day after the date of the written decision, unless an appeal is timely filed. (b) A party may appeal the hearing officer's decision without filing a motion for rehearing with the hearing officer. (c) An appeal is by trial de novo. (d) A party may not take action on the hearing officer's decision if an appeal is filed.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §4.160 adopted to be effective December 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 12785; transferred effective September 1, 2004, as published in the Texas Register September 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 8841