(1) Except when a shorter time period is provided by law, the hearing officer shall complete and submit to the agency head, no later than sixty (60) days after receiving a copy of the official record of the proceeding, a written recommended order which shall include his findings of fact, conclusion of law, and recommended disposition of the hearing, including recommended penalties, if any. The recommended order shall also include a statement advising parties fully of their exception and appeal rights.
(2) If an extension of time is needed by the hearing officer to complete and submit his recommended order to the agency head, the hearing officer shall show good cause to the agency head, in writing, and based upon substantial proof, that an extension of time is needed.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 13B.110

  • agency: means each state board, bureau, cabinet, commission, department, authority, officer, or other entity in the executive branch of state government authorized by law to conduct administrative hearings. See Kentucky Statutes 13B.010
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • hearing: means any type of formal adjudicatory proceeding conducted by an agency as required or permitted by statute or regulation to adjudicate the legal rights, duties, privileges, or immunities of a named person. See Kentucky Statutes 13B.010
  • Hearing officer: means the individual, duly qualified and employed pursuant to this chapter, assigned by an agency head as presiding officer for an administrative hearing or the presiding member of the agency head. See Kentucky Statutes 13B.010
  • Party: means :
    (a) The named person whose legal rights, duties, privileges, or immunities are being adjudicated in the administrative hearing. See Kentucky Statutes 13B.010
  • Recommended order: means the whole or part of a preliminary hearing report to an agency head for the disposition of an administrative hearing. See Kentucky Statutes 13B.010

(3) If the agency head, after a showing of good cause, grants the hearing officer an extension of time:
(a) The extension shall not exceed thirty (30) days from the date the extension was granted;
(b) The statement granting the extension shall be included in the record of the hearing; and
(c) Notice of the extension shall be sent to all parties.
(4) A copy of the hearing officer’s recommended order shall also be sent to each party in the hearing and each party shall have fifteen (15) days from the date the recommended order is mailed within which to file exceptions to the recommendations with the agency head. Transmittal of a recommended order may be sent by regular mail to the last known address of the party.
(5) The provisions of this section shall not apply in an administrative hearing where the hearing officer conducts the hearing in the presence of the agency head who renders a decision without the recommendation of the hearing officer.
Effective: July 15, 1996
History: Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 318, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1996. — Created
1994 Ky. Acts ch. 382, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1996.