358-3.9 Authorization of representative.

    (a) Except where impracticable to execute a written authorization, an individual or organization seeking to represent you, other than an attorney or an employee of an attorney, must have your written authorization to represent you at any conference or fair hearing and to review your case record. An employee of your attorney will be considered an authorized representative if such employee presents written authorization from your attorney or if such attorney advises the social services agency by telephone of such employee's authorization.

    (b) Once a social services agency and OAH have been notified that a person or organization has been authorized to represent you at your fair hearing, such representative will receive copies of all correspondence to you from the social services agency and OAH relating to the conference and fair hearing.

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