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Agency waived deadline for requesting administrative review through course of conduct.

Topic: Health Law, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1508817 , Decision Date: 2015-04-07 
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The Department of Community Health (“the Department”) instructed multiple Medicaid providers to contact a representative of Hewlett Packard (“HP”), its agent, after notifying them that it would seek recoupment of alleged overpayments attributable to errors in its claims processing system.  The providers were not notified [..] Read More..

Teaching certificate suspended 60 days for requesting changes to daughter’s transcript.

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1458939 , Decision Date: 2015-03-13 
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Petitioner, a former superintendent, violated the Code of Ethics for Educators when she requested that her daughter’s transcript be altered to show credit for a course she had not taken and allowed the school district to report her daughter as a dual-enrollment student for state [..] Read More..

Evidence insufficient to establish a daycare provider caused an infant’s death.

Topic: Early Care & Learning, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1512274 , Decision Date: 2015-03-19 
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Petitioner, a Child Care Learning Center, retained its certificate to operate its facility—so long as it no longer operates an infant room—after the judge found insufficient evidence to establish the Petitioner’s admitted rule violations resulted in an infant’s death.

Out-of-state suspension of hunting license recognized in Georgia pursuant to interstate compact.

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1457706 , Decision Date: 2014-11-04 
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The State of Florida suspended Petitioner’s hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges.  Both Georgia and Florida are members of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (the Compact).  Because member states are required by the Compact to treat a suspension “as if it had occurred in their state,” [..] Read More..

Educator’s criminal convictions warrant three-year suspension, but not revocation, of teaching certificate.

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1509619 , Decision Date: 2014-11-17 
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Petitioner, an educator, pled guilty to possession of cocaine, a felony, as well as three misdemeanor convictions, and was sentenced to probation.   In light of Petitioner’s criminal convictions, the Professional Standards Commission recommended revocation of her teaching certificate.  However, the Court found that the Commission’s [..] Read More..

Vendor disqualified from the WIC Program for three years for multiple program violations.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1514909 , Decision Date: 2014-12-12 
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The Department of Public Health sought to disqualify Petitioner, a vendor, from the Georgia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for program violations discovered during an audit.  Specifically, the vendor redeemed WIC vouchers in amounts that were not supported by its [..] Read More..

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