14.62 DECISIONS, ORDERS.
Subdivision 1. Writing required.
Every decision and order rendered by an agency in a
contested case shall be in writing, shall be based on the record and shall include the agency's
findings of fact and conclusions on all material issues. A decision or order that rejects or modifies
a finding of fact, conclusion, or recommendation contained in the report of the administrative
law judge required under sections
, must include the reasons for each rejection or
modification. A copy of the decision and order shall be served upon each party or the party's
representative and the administrative law judge by first class mail.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 2002 c 251 s 7
Subd. 2a. Administrative law judge decision final; exception.
Unless otherwise provided
by law, the report or order of the administrative law judge constitutes the final decision in the
case unless the agency modifies or rejects it under subdivision 1 within 90 days after the record
of the proceeding closes under section
. When the agency fails to act within 90 days on a
licensing case, the agency must return the record of the proceeding to the administrative law
judge for consideration of disciplinary action. In all contested cases where the report or order
of the administrative law judge constitutes the final decision in the case, the administrative law
judge shall issue findings of fact, conclusions, and an order within 90 days after the hearing
record closes under section
. Upon a showing of good cause by a party or the agency, the
chief administrative law judge may order a reasonable extension of either of the two 90-day
deadlines specified in this subdivision.
Subd. 3. Award of fees and other expenses.
Fees and expenses must be awarded as
provided in sections
Subd. 4. Applicability.
This section does not apply to a contested case under which the
report or order of the administrative law judge constitutes the final decision in the case.
History: 1957 c 806 s 11; 1980 c 615 s 18; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1983 c 247 s 8; 1984 c
640 s 32; 1986 c 377 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1995 c 264 art 9 s 2; 1997 c 7 art 2 s 68; 2002 c 251
s 4,5; 2005 c 16 s 5