02.01.02.04

.04 Delegation of Authority.

A. To Whom Delegated. The Chief of the Consumer Protection Division shall:

(1) Conduct the hearing; or

(2) Delegate the hearing authority to:

(a) The Office; or

(b) With the prior approval of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, a person not employed by the Office.

B. Scope of Authority Delegated. Unless the Agency notifies the parties of a different delegation, the authority delegated shall issue proposed findings of fact and proposed conclusions of law, but not recommend proposed relief.

C. Delegation of Authority to Issue Final Administrative Decision. The Chief of the Consumer Protection Division may delegate the authority to issue the final administrative decision of the Agency.