Subject 616-1-1 ORGANIZATION OF OSAH
|(1)||Administrative Court. The Office of State Administrative Hearings, which is part of the executive branch of state government, shall also be known as the "Administrative Court" or "Court," which shall be comprised of the Chief State Administrative Law Judge, Assistant Administrative Law Judges, and other personnel.|
|(2)||Jurisdiction. The Court has jurisdiction over the adjudication of contested cases pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 50-13-2(2), -41, and -42. Other agencies may contract with the Court for adjudication services.|
|(3)||Chief State Administrative Law Judge (Chief Judge).
|(4)||Administrative Law Judges.The Chief Judge may appoint full-time and part-time Assistant Administrative Law Judges. Each Judge of the Court is appointed by the Chief Judge and shall exercise the powers conferred upon the Chief Judge in all contested cases assigned to them. Each Judge shall have been admitted to the practice of law in this state for a period of at least seven years and shall be in the unclassified service.|
|(5)||Special Assistant Administrative Law Judges. The Chief Judge may appoint Special Assistant Administrative Law Judges on a temporary or case-by-case basis as may be necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the Court, pursuant to a fee schedule established in advance by the Chief Judge.|
|(6)||Other Personnel. The Chief Judge may appoint other personnel, which may include, but not be limited to, the following:
|(1)||General. General information about the Court's operations may be obtained from the Executive Assistant to the Chief Judge.|
|(2)||Rulemaking. Requests for information or submissions concerning public participation in rulemaking pursuant to Rule 03 may be directed to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Judge.|
|(1)||Submission. To petition for the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule, a written petition shall be submitted to the Chief Judge.|
|(2)||Contents. The petition shall state fully
|(1)||Requirements. A declaratory ruling must affect a specific fact situation and specific parties, including the person requesting the ruling. The Chief Judge shall not issue a declaratory ruling on an issue in a matter pending before a Judge or on a hypothetical fact situation.|
|(2)||Petition for Declaratory Ruling.
|(1)|| The minimum continuing judicial education requirement for a Judge is as follows:
|(2)|| A Judge may receive credit by participating in Continuing Judicial Education programs of the Court. A Judge who seeks credit for attending programs listed in subparagraphs (a) through (e) shall provide to the Chief Judge in advance of attendance a description of the program for which credit is sought. A Judge may receive credit by participating in one or more of the following:
|(3)||A Judge shall receive one (1) hour of credit for each hour of attendance in a program listed in paragraph (2), three (3) hours of credit for each hour of teaching in such a program, six (6) hours of credit for each hour of instruction when a handout is prepared and distributed, and two (2) hours of credit for each hour as a panelist.|
|(4)||A Judge shall file a compliance report with the Chief Judge no later than the end of the second week in December of the year for which the report is submitted.|
The Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct shall apply to all Judges of the Administrative Court.
Judges of the Administrative Court shall take the oath prescribed for judges of the Georgia superior courts.