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Office of Administrative Counsel & Rules


Administrative Counsel provides legal support to the Department's Director and Executive Team and acts as a liaison between the Department and the Attorney General's Office. Additionally, Administrative Counsel provides oversight of administrative hearing cases; assists in the issuance if director decisions; accepts service of subpoenas, lawsuits, claims, and complaints. Within Administrative Counsel are the Privacy Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer who oversees Department Privacy matters. Privacy also includes public records requests; record retention and dispositions schedules; and staff support for the Department's Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB).

Administrative Rules provides assistance to the Department's Director and Executive Team by providing interpretation of rules and state statutes. In addition, Administrative Rules provides rulemakings, substantive policy statements, agency guidance documents, five-year review reports, and licensing timeframe reports.

***This webpage and the material contained herein are provided as a public service for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal advice or opinion; and, unless expressly noted, does not reflect official ADHS policy.