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FORMAL DISCIPLINARY PROCESS OVERVIEW

This is an overview of the formal disciplinary process. To begin the process the Board refers case to the Office of Attorney General. At this point Case is reviewed by a Deputy Attorney General (DAG). They will decide if the case is substantiated or not. To begin the overview please go through the process below starting with if the DAG found your case substantiated.

 

  • Case Substantiated?
    • Yes
      Pleading is prepared and forwarded to Board to serve upon respondent
      • Next
        Respondent requests hearing?
        • Yes
          DAG offers stipulated agreement
          • Next
            Respondent accepts offer?
            • Yes
              Stipulated agreement is forwarded to Board for vote
              • Next
                Decision adopted?
                • Yes

                  Decision becomes final

                • No
                  DAG requests case be set for an administrative hearing -> Hearing is conducted by administrative law judge (ALJ) -> ALJ issues proposed decision to Board for vote
                  • Next
                    Decision adopted?
                    • Yes

                      Decision becomes final

                    • No

                      Court transcripts, evidence, and written argument are reviewed by Board - OR - Board remands case back to ALJ to obtain additional evidence & re-issue decision. After either of these options the Board makes final decision

            • No
              DAG requests case be set for an administrative hearing -> Hearing is conducted by administrative law judge (ALJ) -> ALJ issues proposed decision to Board for vote
              • Next
                Decision adopted?
                • Yes

                  Decision becomes final

                • No

                  Court transcripts, evidence, and written argument are reviewed by Board - OR - Board remands case back to ALJ to obtain additional evidence & re-issue decision. After either of these options the Board makes final decision

        • No
          Default decision prepared and forwarded to Board for vote
          • Next
            Decision adopted?
            • Yes

              Decision becomes final

            • No

              Case is reviewed by a Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Restart your process

    • No
      Case is returned back to the Board to obtain additional information / documentation
      • Next
        Requested information / documentation obtained?
        • Yes

          Case is reviewed by a Deputy Attorney General (DAG) - Start at the beginning of the process

        • No

          Case is closed