OAH Procedures Transmittal 16-05
07 Jul, 2016
On June 14, 2016, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) issued OAH Procedures Transmittal 16-05, entitled "Fair Hearing Decision Transmittal and Summary Page."
In compliance with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Executive Order 26, signed October 6, 2011 [codified as 9 NYCRR § 8-26], and OTDA's Language Access Plan for Indivdiuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), effective April 1, 2015,
"the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) implemented a new Fair Hearings Decision Transmittal (OAH-4482) including a Summary Page in the required languages for appellants who identified the need for interpretation. Summary pages are being provided in the following languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, French (Haitian) Creole, Italian, and Arabic.
"The Summary Page is now mailed out with decisions sent to appellants. The purpose of the Summary Page is to assist LEP individuals in understanding the outcome of the hearing. The Summary Page lists the issue in controversy including a description based on the Fair Hearing Information System (FHIS) issue code, the notice date, the outcome of the hearing, and the description of the outcome."
A sample of the Summary Page is attached to this transmittal.
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Author: Gene Doyle, LMSW.