Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings Attorney

Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings Attorney

The attorneys with Chelle Law can provide an Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings Attorney to represent individuals before the Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceeding (“OALP”). Any licensee may request an appeal of an Indiana agency or board disciplinary action to an administrative law judge with the Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings (OALP) within the Indiana State Personnel Department (SPD). This OALP is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2020, but may be subject to change. The administrative hearing is conducted by OALP before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The Boards and Agencies in Indiana are regulated by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

The Indiana Professional Licensing Boards receive complaints and act to determine if there has been a violation of the law.  Therefore, Boards will decide whether to issue any disciplinary action if they believe a violation has taken place. A licensee (of many Boards) can appeal the decision and request a hearing with OALP. Additionally, OALP also handles administrative appeals and hearings for many other Indiana State agencies (“Agency“) such as:

  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security
  • Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)
  • Indiana Medicaid
  • Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  • Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
  • Indiana Real Estate Commission
  • Indiana Department of Insurance

Agency and Licensing Board Disciplinary Actions

When a complaint has been investigated and it is determined that disciplinary action is necessary, the Board or Agency will move forward to implement the disciplinary action.  This could include a letter of reprimand, probation, decree of censure, denial, civil penalties, suspension or revocation. An Agency may also make a decision that negatively effects the rights of the person.  For example: a denial of insurance benefits, a substantiated claim of child or abuse abuse, the removal of a health care facility license.  The individual or facility has the right to appeal and request an administrative hearing before the Office of Administrative Law Proceedings. Some selected Boards we assist with include:

Appeals and Hearings with the Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings

If a hearing is held, it is presided over by an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ“).  The hearing is not as formal as a trial, but it is similar. Each party will present evidence using documents or sworn testimony. The attorneys will provide an opening statement and a closing argument which should explain why the judge should rule one way or the other. Your attorney can cross examine witnesses and testify on her own behalf. After the hearing, the ALJ will review the transcripts, evidence and make a recommendation to the Indiana Agency.

OALP Hearings Attorney

Individuals that will likely appeal a decision should not discuss their case with friends, co-workers or anyone that could end up testifying to harmful information that could damage your case. At the hearing, these people may be witnesses. Your attorney should be the only person you discuss the case with.

If you have questions about our Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings Attorney and would like to learn more about the services we offer contact Chelle Law today.