Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(1) The agency may request the administrative
law judge to provide to each party written notice of any or all of the
information required to be given under ORS
before the commencement of the hearing. The administrative law judge shall
provide any such written notice personally or by mail.
(2) Unless otherwise precluded by law, the
party and the agency, if participating in the contested case hearing, may agree
to use alternative methods of dispute resolution in contested case matters.
Such alternative methods of resolution may include arbitration or any
collaborative method designed to encourage the agency and the parties to work
together to develop a mutually agreeable solution, such as negotiation,
mediation, use of a facilitator or a neutral fact-finder or settlement
conferences, but may not include arbitration that is binding on the
(3) Final disposition of
contested cases may be by a final order following hearing or, unless precluded
by law, by stipulation, agreed settlement, consent order or final order by
(4) A stipulation, agreed
settlement or consent order disposing of a contested case must be in writing
and signed by the party or parties. By signing such an agreement, the party or
parties waive the right to a contested case hearing and to judicial review. The
agency or administrative law judge shall incorporate the disposition into a
final order. A copy of any final order incorporating an agreement must be
delivered or mailed to each party and, if a party is represented by an
attorney, to the party's attorney.
Or. Admin. R.
DOJ 10-1999, f. 12-23-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; DOJ 19-2003, f. 12-12-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DOJ 9-2007, f.
10-15-07 cert. ef. 1-1-08; DOJ 1-2012, f. 1-11-12, cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS