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


The right to request reconsideration of a hearing decision is based on §4-181a (a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.

The Commissioner or his designee reviews the request and decides whether there is good cause for granting an extension, in accordance with §17b-61 of Connecticut General Statutes.