About the Division
The Administrative Hearings Division of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals conducts contested case and other administrative proceedings for nearly all state agencies and some local government agencies. Division administrative law judges (ALJs) preside over telephone or in-person hearings, rule on motions or objections, decide cases fairly and impartially, and write proposed agency decisions in cases ranging from driver’s license revocation proceedings before the Department of Transportation and child abuse assessment proceedings before the Department of Human Services to professional discipline proceedings before the Board of Medicine and other professional licensing boards.
The Administrative Hearings Division is authorized by the legislature in Iowa Code § 10A.801, and is governed by the Iowa Administrative Procedures Act, Iowa Code chapter 17A, the Division's administrative rules, and the relevant statutes and rules of the agency for which the Division is conducting a particular contested case proceeding.
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