All virtual events scheduled with the Office of Administrative Hearings will be proceeding as scheduled, unless otherwise noted in a particular case.
Alert-Impact of COVID-19 on General Jurisdiction Division
In response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19 and local, state, and federal emergency orders, the following will apply concerning cases in the General Jurisdiction Division of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).
Until further notice, all hearing rooms at OAH facilities are closed and no in-person hearings will take place unless specifically ordered or noticed by OAH.
Absent further order or notice from OAH, all presently scheduled hearings, pre-hearing conferences, settlement conferences, mediations, and other calendared events will remain on calendar.
OAH will implement technology, when possible, to permit hearings, pre-hearing conferences, settlement conferences, and mediations to be conducted by telephone or by video conference. Any party may file a request with OAH to convert a currently calendared in-person event to a telephone or video conference, or to convert a currently calendared telephone or video conference to an in-person event. OAH encourages the parties to meet and confer and attempt to stipulate to the manner in which an event will be held, to consider ways to minimize the presence of people appearing in any matter in person, and to notify OAH of any agreement. OAH will notify parties in writing of any changes in the way a scheduled matter will proceed.
Until further notice, and in the absence of a contrary OAH order or granted accommodation based on a disability, any events scheduled to take place in person will require all persons entering the courtroom to comply with federal, state, and local public health requirements or guidelines.
Hearings on Interim and Temporary Suspension Orders will be held by telephone or video conference, with any exhibits filed electronically.
Department of Corrections KEYHEA program hearings will be held by telephone or video conference. Department of State Hospitals hearings will be held by telephone or video conference.