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Simultaneous Issuance of Certificate and Reprimand

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 2107129 , Decision Date: 2021-02-03 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Professional Standards Commission has the authority to grant a certificate and simultaneously issue a reprimand based on past criminal conduct.

Denial of POST Application Affirmed

Topic: Peace Officer Standards and Training, Decided by Judge Beaudrot 
Docket Number: 2030514 , Decision Date: 2020-09-29 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision on appeal. 

Petitioner’s dishonesty during firearms training, including lying to his range instructors, resulted in his dismissal and a denial of his application by POST. The Court affirmed POST’s decision, and Fulton County Superior Court affirmed the ALJ’s decision.

Emergency Closure of Family Child Care Learning Home

Topic: Early Care & Learning, Decided by Judge Brown 
Docket Number: 2105442 , Decision Date: 2020-10-02 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Center subject to emergency closure after DECAL discovered that thirty-two children were in its care at one time, when the Center was only authorized to care for six to eight children.

Revised OSAH Rules Are in Effect

Topic: Court News

On May 8, 2020, the Office of State Administrative Hearings announced an extensive reorganization and update of its Rules in order to make the administrative hearing process more navigable and accessible to the public.  After a notice and comment period, the Rules were adopted on [..] Read More..

All Hearings Cancelled for March 16-31, 2020

Topic: Court News

All administrative hearings before OSAH Judges have been cancelled for March 16 through March 31, 2020.  These cancellations are for all hearing locations in every county of the State of Georgia.  All hearings will be rescheduled. These cancellations are out of an abundance of caution [..] Read More..

Petition for Direct Appeal Granted

Topic: Direct Appeal, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1933160 , Decision Date: 2019-04-30 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Petition for direct appeal to OSAH, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-13-41(a)(1), was granted where petitioner had submitted a timely hearing request to the agency and more than ninety days passed without the agency referring the case to OSAH.

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