Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-35.31 - Final decision

(1) Contents. A final decision of the board shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law. When the board presides over the reception of the evidence at the hearing, its decision is a final decision.
(2) Hearing fee and costs. The board may charge a hearing fee and assess other costs to the licensee for conducting a disciplinary hearing which results in disciplinary action taken against the licensee by the board in accordance with 657-subrule 36.10(2).
(3) Method of service. Final decisions shall be served on the respondent or applicant using one of the following methods:
a. Personal service, as provided in the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure.
b. Certified mail, return receipt requested.
c. Signed acknowledgment accepting service.
d. When service cannot be accomplished using the above methods:
(1) An affidavit shall be prepared outlining the measures taken to attempt service; and
(2) The final decision shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation, published or circulated in the county of last-known residence of the respondent.
e. If the respondent or applicant is represented by an attorney, the final decision shall be mailed to the attorney. The attorney may waive the requirement to serve the respondent or applicant through a written acknowledgment that the attorney is accepting service on behalf of the client. The state shall be served by first-class mail or state interoffice mail.
(4) Public record. A final decision is a permanent public record open for inspection under Iowa Code chapter 22, in accordance with Iowa Code section 272C.6(4).


Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-35.31
Adopted by IAB September 27, 2017/Volume XL, Number 7, effective 11/1/2017

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