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MARCH 25, 2020 UPDATED STATEMENT FOR LITIGANTS ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CONCERNS:

In light of continued social distancing practices recommended by the Arizona Department of Health Services on March 17, 2020 in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns and in light of Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2020 – 48, the present restriction of telephonic hearings only will be extended to all hearings scheduled between April 6, 2020 and April 17, 2020.

An order to that effect, along with a requirement to file exhibits electronically and an option to continue such hearings in order to have them held in-person, will be issued for each hearing presently scheduled in that time period. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Administrative Hearings at (602) 542-9826. For additional resources in protecting your health and the health of others, please see https://arizonatogether.org/ 

 

MARCH 18, 2020 UPDATED STATEMENT FOR LITIGANTS ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CONCERNS:

In order to protect the health and safety of litigants and OAH staff, the following order will be issued for all in-person hearings scheduled to be held between Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and Friday, April 3, 2020:

In light of recommended practices suggested by the Arizona Department of Health Services on March 17, 2020 in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, IT IS ORDERED that all in-person hearings scheduled to be held between Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and Friday, April 3, 2020 shall be held by telephone.

Each party shall immediately provide the Office of Administrative Hearings a telephone number where the party may be reached. In addition, each party shall not later than 2 business days before the hearing file all proposed exhibits electronically and provide copies to all other parties.

If a party wishes to have an in-person hearing or cannot electronically file exhibits or otherwise timely provide exhibits, that party shall immediately file a request for continuance which will result in the matter being reset for in-person hearing in due course.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Administrative Hearings at (602) 542-9826.

 

OAH STATEMENT FOR LITIGANTS ON COVID-19 (coronavirus) CONCERNS:

In light of recent events and advice from medical experts, we are encouraging parties to engage in social distancing to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Importantly, if you are sick or are even concerned that you may be sick, please do not appear in person at your hearing. You may request a continuance until you are feeling better and are able to participate in a hearing. Further, anyone may request to appear by telephone for their hearing. These precautionary measures are particularly important if you are in a high-risk population, including our elderly community, and/or have an underlying medical condition such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes. If you choose to exercise one of these options, please do so sufficiently in advance of the hearing so that the other parties can be properly notified. For general information on protecting your health and those of others, please click here for the Arizona Department of Health Services website on COVID-19 updates.

 

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Mission Statement: We will contribute to the quality of life in the State of Arizona by fairly and impartially hearing the contested matters of our fellow citizens arising out of State regulation.

 

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    Advisement: OAH Staff cannot give legal advice. Legal advice could be described, but is not limited to: offering interpretation of rules; recommending a course of action; predicting a judicial officer's decision and interpreting the meaning or effect of any court order or judgment.

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