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The purpose of these rules is to provide for the administration of Georgia WIC as set forth by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, and the Code of Federal Regulations.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.03" name="511-8-1-.03" title="511-8-1-.03">Rule 511-8-1-.03 Definitions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Adverse action" means an action taken by the State agency, and which is subject to full or abbreviated administrative review as provided by <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=246.18&amp;title=7#246.18(a)(1)(i)(ii)" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 246.18(a)(1)(i)(ii)</a>, as a result of a vendor violation of the Georgia WIC rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Days" means calendar days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "FNS" means the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Food delivery system" means the method used by State and local agencies to provide supplemental foods to participants.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State" means the state of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State agency" means the Georgia Department of Public Health.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State Plan" means the Georgia WIC plan of operation and administration that describes the manner in which the State agency intends to implement and operate all aspects of Georgia WIC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Vendor" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, cooperative association, corporation, or other business entity operating one or more stores authorized by the State agency to provide authorized supplemental foods to participants under a retail food delivery system. Each store operated by a business entity constitutes a separate vendor and must be authorized separately from other stores operated by the business entity. Each store must have a single, fixed location, except when the authorization of mobile stores is necessary to meet the special needs described in the Georgia WIC State Plan of operation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Vendor authorization" means the process by which the State agency assesses, selects, and enters into agreements with stores that apply or subsequently reapply to be authorized as vendors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Farmer" means any individual authorized by the state agency to participant in the Georgia Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, for the purpose of providing fresh, unprepared fruits, vegetables and herbs to WIC participants, or the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, for the purpose of providing low-income seniors with fresh, unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs, at designated market sites.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.03(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Farmer Authorization" means the process by which the State agency assesses, selects, and enters into agreements with farmers that apply or subsequently reapply to be authorized as vendors.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.04" name="511-8-1-.04" title="511-8-1-.04">Rule 511-8-1-.04 Purpose and Administration</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Purpose</B>. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children follows from the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 which states, in part, that the Congress finds that substantial numbers of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and young children from families with inadequate income are at special risk with respect to their physical and mental health by reason of inadequate nutrition or health care, or both. The purpose of Georgia WIC is to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provide supplemental foods, and nutrition education and counseling through payment of cash grants to State agencies which administer Georgia WIC through local agencies at no cost to eligible persons;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> serve as an adjunct to good health care during critical times of growth and development, in order to prevent the occurrence of health problems, including drug and other harmful substance abuse, and to improve the health status of these persons; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> supplement the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and any program under which foods are distributed to needy families in lieu of food stamps and receipt of food or meals from soup kitchens, or shelters or other forms of emergency food assistance.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Administration of State Plan.</B> The State agency shall administer the Georgia WIC State Plan of operation in accordance with these Rules and all relevant Federal and State law, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures governing Georgia WIC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Policies, Guidelines and Manuals</B>. The State agency shall promulgate policies, guidelines and manuals to facilitate operation of Georgia WIC in accordance with the agreement with the Department, the guidelines and instructions issued by the Department and FNS in policy letters and management evaluations, and the Georgia WIC State Plan of operation and the rules contained in this Subchapter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.05" name="511-8-1-.05" title="511-8-1-.05">Rule 511-8-1-.05 Vendor and Farmer Terms and Conditions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.05(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency shall publish the terms and conditions for vendor authorization and participation under the Georgia WIC State Plan of operation through the Georgia WIC Procedures Manual, the Vendor Agreement, and Georgia WIC Vendor Handbook. A copy of the Georgia WIC Vendor Handbook containing the terms and conditions for vendor authorization and participation shall be made available to each authorized vendor. Such terms and conditions may be amended from time to time when Georgia WIC finds it necessary or appropriate to do so. All such amendments shall be made available to vendors at the addresses provided by the vendors to Georgia WIC. Vendors are required to abide by the provisions of the current Vendor Handbook, as amended, including the sanction system outlined therein. Vendors will be subject to sanctions for program violations in accordance with the version of the handbook and all amendments in effect at the time the violation occurs. Amended terms and conditions shall be effective as specified by Georgia WIC at the time of publication.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.05(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency shall publish the terms and conditions for farmer authorization and participation in the Georgia WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program under the Georgia WIC State Plan of operation through the Georgia WIC Procedures Manual, the Farmer Agreement, and the Georgia WIC Farmer Handbook. A copy of the Georgia WIC Farmer Handbook containing the terms and conditions for farmer authorization and participation shall be made available to each authorized farmer. Such terms and conditions may be amended from time to time when Georgia WIC finds it necessary or appropriate to do so. All such amendments shall be made available to farmers at the addresses provided by the farmers to Georgia WIC. Farmers are required to abide by the provisions of the current Farmer Handbook, as amended, including the sanction system outlined therein. Farmers will be subject to sanctions for program violations in accordance with the version of the handbook and all amendments in effect at the time the violation occurs. Amended terms and conditions shall be effective as specified by Georgia WIC at the time of publication.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.06" name="511-8-1-.06" title="511-8-1-.06">Rule 511-8-1-.06 Procedures for Vendor and Farmer Administrative Review, Hearings and Appeals</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Intent.</B> It is the intent of this regulation to comply with the requirements of <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=246.18&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 246.18</a>, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=7&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7</a> C.F.R. § 248.16, and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=249.16&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 249.16</a> while following the existing procedures of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-1&amp;title=50&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">50-13-1</a><I>et seq.,</I> and specifically O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-41&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-41</a>, in cases entitled to full administrative review; and to provide for the prompt, fair, and efficient internal review of cases entitled to abbreviated administrative review in accordance with the requirements of <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=246.18&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 246.18</a>, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=7&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7</a> C.F.R. § 248.16, and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=249.16&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 249.16</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Administrative Review Procedures for Vendors</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Full Administrative Review</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following adverse actions shall be subject to full administrative review upon timely request by the vendor: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(A)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization based on the application of the vendor selection criteria for minimum variety and quantity of authorized supplemental foods, or on a determination that the vendor is operating a store sold by its previous owner in an attempt to circumvent a sanction, as stated in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=246.12&amp;title=7#246.12(g)(7)" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 246.12(g)(7)</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(A)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Termination of an agreement for cause;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(A)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(A)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Imposition of a fine or a civil money penalty in lieu of disqualification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)">(B)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These procedures shall be followed in cases meriting full administrative review: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency shall give written notice to the vendor of the adverse action, the procedures to follow to obtain full administrative review, the causes for and the effective date of the action. When a vendor is disqualified due in whole or in part for any of the violations listed in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=246.12&amp;title=7#246.12(l)(1)" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R § 246.12(l)(1)</a>, the notice shall include the following statement: "This disqualification from WIC may result in disqualification as a retailer in SNAP. Such disqualification is not subject to administrative or judicial review under SNAP."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A vendor seeking review must send a written request for review to the Commissioner of the State agency within fifteen days from the date of the notice of adverse action, with a copy of the decision to be reviewed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receiving a timely request for review, the Commissioner shall refer the case to the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) for decision within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty (30) days after receipt of such request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The hearing before OSAH shall be conducted in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act and the rules of OSAH. In addition, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) shall ensure that the vendor is given: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adequate advance notice of the time and place of the administrative review to provide all parties involved sufficient time to prepare for the review;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to present its case and at least one opportunity to reschedule the administrative review date upon specific request;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to cross-examine adverse witnesses. When necessary to protect the identity of WIC Program investigators, such examination may be conducted behind a protective screen or other device to conceal the investigator's face and body;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iv)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to be represented by counsel; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(iv)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to examine prior to the hearing the evidence upon which the State agency's action is based.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The ALJ's determination shall be based solely on whether the State agency has correctly applied Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the WIC Program, according to the evidence presented at the review.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within 30 days after the close of the record, an ALJ shall issue a decision to all parties in the case, except when it is determined that the complexity of the issues and the length of the record require an extension of this period and an order is issued by an ALJ so providing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(1)(B)(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every decision of an ALJ shall be a final decision. Any aggrieved party, including the state agency, may seek judicial review of an ALJ's final decision.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Abbreviated Administrative Review </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following adverse actions shall be subject to abbreviated administrative review upon timely request by the vendor: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization based on the vendor selection criteria for business integrity or for a current SNAP disqualification or civil money penalty for hardship;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization based on the application of the vendor selection criteria for competitive price;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application of the State agency's vendor peer group criteria and the criteria used to identify vendors that are above-50-percent vendors or comparable to above-50-percent vendors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization based on a State agency-established vendor selection criterion if the basis of the denial is a WIC vendor sanction or a SNAP withdrawal of authorization or disqualification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization based on the State agency's vendor limiting criteria;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization because a vendor submitted its application outside the timeframes during which applications are being accepted and processed as established by the State agency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Termination of an agreement because of a change in ownership or location or cessation of operations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification based on a trafficking conviction;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification based on the imposition of a SNAP civil money penalty for hardship;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification or a civil money penalty imposed in lieu of disqualification based on a mandatory sanction imposed by another WIC State agency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A civil money penalty imposed in lieu of disqualification based on a SNAP disqualification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(A)(xii)">(xii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of an application based on a determination of whether an applicant vendor is currently authorized by SNAP.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(B)">(B)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These procedures shall be followed in cases meriting abbreviated administrative review: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(B)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency shall give written notice to the vendor of the adverse action, the procedures to follow to obtain an abbreviated administrative review, the causes for and the effective date of the action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(B)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A vendor seeking review must send a written request for review to the Commissioner of the State agency within fifteen days from the date of the notice of adverse action, with a copy of the decision to be reviewed and any documents, argument, or information that the vendor contends would justify reversal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(B)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receiving a timely request for review, the Commissioner shall appoint a decision-maker who is someone other than the person who rendered the decision on the action to review the information provided to the vendor concerning the causes for the adverse action and the vendor's response, and to make a determination based solely on whether the State agency has correctly applied Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(2)(B)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The decision-maker shall provide written notification of the final agency decision, including the basis for the decision, and the vendor's right to seek judicial review pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-19&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-19</a>, within 90 days of the date of receipt of the request for an administrative review. If the adverse action under review has not already taken effect, the decision-maker's ruling shall be effective on the date of receipt by the vendor.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Actions not Subject to Administrative Review</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following adverse actions are not subject to administrative review: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity or appropriateness of the State agency's vendor limiting criteria or vendor selection criteria for minimum variety and quantity of supplemental foods, business integrity, and current SNAP disqualification or civil money penalty for hardship;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity or appropriateness of the State agency's selection criteria for competitive price, including, but not limited to, vendor peer group criteria and the criteria used to identify vendors that are above-50-percent vendors or comparable to above-50-percent vendors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity or appropriateness of the State agency's participant access criteria and the State agency's participant access determinations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency's determination to include or exclude an infant formula manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer from the list required pursuant to §246.12(g)(11);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity or appropriateness of the State agency's prohibition of incentive items and the State agency's denial of an above-50-percent vendor's request to provide an incentive item to customers pursuant to §246.12(h)(8);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency's determination whether to notify a vendor in writing when an investigation reveals an initial violation for which a pattern of violations must be established in order to impose a sanction, pursuant to §246.12(l)(3);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State agency's determination whether a vendor had an effective policy and program in effect to prevent trafficking and that the ownership of the vendor was not aware of, did not approve of, and was not involved in the conduct of the violation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization if the State agency's vendor authorization is subject to the procurement procedures applicable to the State agency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(viiii)">(viiii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The expiration of a vendor's agreement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disputes regarding food instrument or cash-value voucher payments and vendor claims (other than the opportunity to justify or correct a vendor overcharge or other error, as permitted by §246.12(k)(3); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(b)(3)(A)(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification of a vendor as a result of disqualification from SNAP.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Administrative Review Procedures for Farmers</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)">1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Full Administrative Review</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following adverse actions shall be subject to full administrative review upon timely request by the farmer: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(A)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of authorization based on the application of the farmer selection criteria;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(A)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Termination of an agreement for cause;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(A)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sanction by the State agency; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(A)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)">(B)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These procedures shall be followed in cases meriting full administrative review: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The state agency shall provide the farmer with written notification of the adverse action, the cause(s) for the action, and the effective date of the action, including the State agency's determination of whether the action shall be postponed if it is appealed, in accordance with <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=248.16&amp;title=7#248.16(b)" target="_newtab">7 C.F.R. § 248.16(b)</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=7&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7</a> C.F.R. § 249.16(c), and the opportunity for a hearing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A farmer seeking review must send a written request for review to the Commissioner of the State agency within forty-five (45) days from the date of the notice of adverse action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receiving a timely request for review, the Commissioner shall refer the case to the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) for decision within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty (30) days after receipt of such request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The hearing before OSAH shall be conducted in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act and the rules of OSAH. In addition, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) shall ensure that the farmer is given: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to appeal the action within the time specified by the State agency in its notification of adverse action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adequate advance notice of the time and place of the hearing to provide all parties involved sufficient time to prepare for the hearing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to present its case and at least one opportunity to reschedule the hearing date upon specific request;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to confront and cross-examine adverse witnesses. When necessary to protect the identity of WIC Program investigators, such examination may be conducted behind a protective screen or other device to conceal the investigator's face and body;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to be represented by counsel, if desired; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(iv)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The opportunity to review the case record prior to the hearing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The ALJ's determination shall be based solely on whether the State agency has correctly applied Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the WIC Program, according to the evidence presented at the review.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within 30 days after the close of the record, an ALJ shall issue a decision to all parties in the case, except when it is determined that the complexity of the issues and the length of the record require an extension of this period and an order is issued by an ALJ so providing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)1)(B)(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every decision of an ALJ shall be a final decision. Any aggrieved party, including the agency, may seek judicial review of an ALJ's final decision. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Actions not Subject to Administrative Review</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-8-1-.06(c)(2)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following adverse actions are not subject to administrative review: Expiration of a contract or agreement with a farmer, farmers' market, or roadside stand.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.01" name="511-8-1-.01" title="511-8-1-.01">Rule 511-8-1-.01 Legal Authority</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.02" name="511-8-1-.02" title="511-8-1-.02">Rule 511-8-1-.02 Title and Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.03" name="511-8-1-.03" title="511-8-1-.03">Rule 511-8-1-.03 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.04" name="511-8-1-.04" title="511-8-1-.04">Rule 511-8-1-.04 Purpose and Administration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.05" name="511-8-1-.05" title="511-8-1-.05">Rule 511-8-1-.05 Vendor and Farmer Terms and Conditions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-8-1-.06" name="511-8-1-.06" title="511-8-1-.06">Rule 511-8-1-.06 Procedures for Vendor and Farmer Administrative Review, Hearings and Appeals</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2020 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>