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Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings (OLCRAH)

Overview

The Office of Legal Counsel, Regulations and Administrative Hearings (OLCRAH) serves as in-house counsel for the agency, administers the promulgation of agency regulations and schedules and conducts administrative hearings in accordance with state and federal law. OLCRAH includes the agency HIPAA Privacy Officer and agency Ethics Liaison Officer. OLCRAH attorneys advise all areas of the Department as legal issues and problems arise. OLCRAH attorneys often work in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.