When the Department has jurisdiction, the Final Hearing Decision will either uphold or not uphold the Department's action based only on the information available at the time the action was taken. The Final Hearing Decision often does not use the words
"upheld" or "not upheld". Read the decision carefully and follow the directions in the decision.
If the client presents evidence at the hearing which was not previously presented to the Department and the new evidence is considered, the Final Hearing Decision will also say to make a new determination based on all the evidence
presented at the hearing. If the decision directs action by an entity other than the Family Community Resource Center, that entity is responsible for taking the action and reporting it.
When implementing any decision, take into account changes in the case that have happened since the original action was taken.
NOTE: Do not complete Form 1456 if all directions on the Final Administrative Decision uphold the Department's action without ordering a new determination and/or dismiss for want of jurisdiction. If the decision directs action by HFS
or its agent, they complete Form 1456 and send to the HFS Fair Hearings Section.
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