2011 ORS § 183.630¹
Model rules of procedure
  • exemptions
  • depositions

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, all contested case hearings conducted by administrative law judges assigned from the Office of Administrative Hearings must be conducted pursuant to the model rules of procedure prepared by the Attorney General under ORS 183.341 (Model rules of procedure) if the hearing is subject to the procedural requirements for contested case proceedings.

(2) The Attorney General, after consulting with the chief administrative law judge, may exempt an agency or a category of cases from the requirements of subsection (1) of this section. The exemption may be from all or part of the model rules adopted by the Attorney General. Any exemption granted under this subsection must be made in writing.

(3) The Attorney General shall consult with an advisory group when adopting model rules of procedure for the purpose of contested case hearings conducted by administrative law judges assigned from the Office of Administrative Hearings. The advisory group shall consist of:

(a) The chief administrative law judge;

(b) An officer or employee of a state agency, appointed by the Governor;

(c) An attorney who practices administrative law, appointed by the Oregon State Bar;

(d) A deputy or assistant attorney general appointed by the Attorney General; and

(e) A public member, appointed by the Governor, who is not an attorney or an officer or employee of a state agency.

(4) Except as may be expressly granted by the agency to an administrative law judge assigned from the office, or as may be expressly provided for by law, an administrative law judge conducting a hearing for an agency under ORS 183.605 (Office of Administrative Hearings) to 183.690 (Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee) may not authorize a party to take a deposition that is to be paid for by the agency. [1999 c.849 §8; 2003 c.75 §7; 2009 c.866 §6]