49:958  Decisions and orders


A final decision or order adverse to a party in an adjudication proceeding shall be in writing or stated in the record.  A final decision shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law.  Findings of fact, if set forth in statutory language, shall be accompanied by a concise and explicit statement of the underlying facts supporting the findings.  If, in accordance with agency rules, a party submitted proposed findings of fact, the decision shall include a ruling upon each proposed finding.  Parties shall be notified personally, by mail, or by electronic means of any decision or order.  Upon request, a copy of the decision or order shall be delivered or mailed forthwith to each party and to his attorney of record.  The parties by written stipulation may waive, and the agency in the event there is no contest may eliminate, compliance with this Section.


Added by Acts 1966, No. 382, § 1, eff. July 1, 1967.  Amended by Acts 2012, No. 289, § 1, eff. May 25, 2012.