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TCL > July 2003 Issue > Court Business

July 2003       Vol. 32, No. 7       Page  141
From the Courts
Court Business

Court Business

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committee

Rule Change #2003(9)
The Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure
Appendix to Chapters 1 to 17A
(See Rule 84) Forms 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, and 34
Amended and Adopted

The Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, Appendix to Chapters 1 to 17A, (see Rule 84), Forms 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, and 34, have been Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, May 15, 2003, effective July 1, 2003. [For complete text of the amended forms, visit the Court’s website: http://www.courts.state.co.us.]


By the Court:

Nancy E. Rice
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

 

Rule Change #2003(10)
The Colorado Rules of Probate Procedure
Appendix A to Chapter 27
Form CPC 34-NC NOMINATION OR CONSENT OF MINOR
Amended

The Colorado Rules of Probate Procedure, Appendix A to Chapter 27, Form CPC 34-NC Nomination or Consent of Minor, has been Adopted by the Court, En Banc, May 15, 2003, effective July 1, 2003. [For complete text of the amended form, visit the Court’s website: http://www.courts.state.co.us.]


By the Court:

Nancy E. Rice
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

 

Colorado Division of Administrative Hearings
Chief Judge’s Directives

The Colorado Division of Administrative Hearings (“Division”) is Colorado’s central panel of administrative law judges (“ALJs”). The Division provides administrative adjudication services to more than twenty-five state agencies. The Division’s ALJs hear and decide cases involving workers’ compensation, professional and occupational licenses, public benefits and Medicaid, state government personnel disputes, education of disabled students, dismissal of tenured teachers, campaign finance laws, highway signs and highway access, lottery, bingo, raffles, and many other subject matters.
Chief Judge’s Directives (“CJDs”) will be published on a space-available basis. See, e.g., 30 The Colorado Lawyer 53 (Aug. 2001). The Division’s CJDs also can be found online at: http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/gss/DOAH/cjdindex.htm.

 

Chief Judge’s Directive No. 16
Electronic Mailing of Orders and Decisions

(a) An Administrative Law Judge is authorized to serve any final award of the Administrative Law Judge issued under the Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado on counsel or unrepresented parties by electronic mail, as permitted by Section 8-43-215(1), C.R.S., if the attorney or unrepresented party to be served with the order agrees on the record to service by electronic mail.
(b) An Administrative Law Judge is authorized to serve any Final Agency Order in cases decided pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act on counsel or unrepresented parties by electronic mail if the attorney or unrepresented party to be served with the order agrees on the record to service by electronic mail.
(c) The electronic signature of a judge on an order or of a Division of Administrative Hearings staff member on a certificate of service complies with the signature requirements of Section 24-71.3-107, C.R.S.
POSTED: May 15, 2003

 

Chief Judge’s Directive No. 17
Face-to-Face Hearings in Cases Before the
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

(a) The regulations of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing provide that telephone conference hearings may be conducted as an alternative to face-to-face hearings. Rule 8.057.7.B, 10 CCR 2505. It is the policy of the Division of Administrative Hearings that hearings before the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will be heard by telephone conference call unless:
i. The appellant files a written request for a face-to-face hearing and the request is granted by an administrative law judge, or
ii. The case involves the Denver Department of Human Services, in which case the hearing will automatically be held face-to-face at the Division of Administrative Hearings, 1120 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado.
(b) Written requests for a face-to-face hearing must be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, 1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1400, Denver, Colorado 80203, and be received at least ten days before the hearing.
(c) Except in Disability Determination Services (“DDS”) cases, a copy of the written request must be sent to the other party in the case. A copy of the request does not have to be sent to the other party in DDS cases.
(d) The other party may file a written response to the request for a face-to-face hearing with the Division of Administrative Hearings no later than three business days before the hearing.
(e) A face-to-face hearing may be ordered if an administrative law judge determines that it is necessary to a fair hearing to personally hear from or observe the appellant, or that other good cause for a face-to-face hearing exists.
POSTED: May 15, 2003

 

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