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OAH’s Statutes

OAH’s enabling statutes are contained in Idaho Code §§67-5280 through -5286. Those statutes are as follows:

  • Idaho Code § 67-5280 – Creation of Office of Administrative Hearings – Powers and Duties
  • Idaho Code § 67-2581 – Chief Administrative Hearing Officer – Appointment – Qualifications – Removal – Salary
  • Idaho Code § 67-5282 – Duties and Prohibited Conduct of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
  • Idaho Code § 67-5283 – Hearing Officer Qualifications – Powers – Duties
  • Idaho Code § 67-5284 – Cooperation of Agencies
  • Idaho Code § 67-5285 – Office of Administrative Hearings – Cost Estimates – Assessment of Recipient Agencies
  • Idaho Code § 67-5286 – Conduct of Contested Case Proceedings

Rules Governing OAH Hearings

Pursuant to Idaho Code §67-5280(2)(c), the OAH is tasked with promulgating rules consistent with state and federal law to implement provisions relating to its duties and actions authorized by the OAH’s enabling statutes, including rules governing the procedure of contested cases. Those procedural rules were previously promulgated by OAH through a negotiated rulemaking process, and went into effect on July 1, 2024.

The Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedure, which govern most contested cases before state agencies, are located here: Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedure

Rules Governing Certain Hearings

In certain cases, an agency may also have its own rules within the Idaho Administrative Code or by other policy that provide for different or additional requirements for contested cases that OAH hearing officers may preside over. In addition to the Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedure of the Attorney General (above), parties who have matters in front of the following agencies should also be aware of other specific hearing rules or procedures that may apply to their case.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (2023 Archive, applicable thru General Order No. 1 and IDAPA – IDAPA 16.05.03

Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)IDAPA 59.01.01

Idaho Department of LandsIDAPA 20.01.01 (2023 Archive)

Idaho Department of Administration/Division of PurchasingIDAPA 38.05.01

Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)Procedure 12.27

Idaho Department of Environmental QualityIDAPA 58.01.23

State Board of EducationIDAPA 08.02.01

Idaho State BarIdaho Bar Commission Rules

Office of the Governor/Division of Human ResourcesIDAPA 15.04.01

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