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Division of Administrative Hearings

Michael Head, Director and Chief Hearing Officer
Division of Administrative Hearings
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 East Main Street, HS 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001

The Division of Administrative Hearings provides impartial hearing officers for various Cabinet for Health and Family Services administrative hearings to resolve disputes concerning benefits, services and actions in a variety of programs administered by the Cabinet and governed by state and federal law.

The Division of Administrative Hearings has two branches:

  • Families and Children Administrative Hearings Branch
  • Health Services Administrative Hearings Branch
Families and Children Administrative Hearings Branch

Mark Neff, Manager
275 E. Main St., HS1-ED
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-3140

The Families and Children Administrative Hearings Branch conducts administrative hearings for individuals who are dissatisfied with decisions about their eligibility for income maintenance, food stamps, Medicaid or child support activities, as well as denial of services from the Division of Protection and Permanency.

Branch Functions

  • Conducts hearings for the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) including initial and ongoing eligibility for monthly payments, eligibility as an incapacitated individual, non-participation in the Kentucky Works Program (KWP) and concerning other services provided by the Department for Community Based Services.
  • Conducts hearings for the Food Stamp Program including initial and ongoing eligibility for program benefits, participation in the employment and training program and recoupment of overpayment of benefits. Conducts hearings for individuals who allegedly have committed an intentional program violation.
  • Conducts hearings for Medicaid including initial and ongoing eligibility for medical benefits, eligibility as a permanent and totally disabled individual and monthly personal obligation for cost of nursing facility care.
  • Conducts hearings for the Division of Child Support including obligation amounts, tax intercept, payment arrearages and suspension of drivers licenses.
  • Conducts hearings for the Division of Protection and Permanency including program issues about services for and treatment of families, children and vulnerable adults.
Health Services Administrative Hearings Branch

Andrew Smith, Branch Manager
275 E. Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone:(502) 564-6621

Fax: (502) 564-8975

Administrative Hearings Branch hearing officers conduct hearings and render findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommended orders or final decisions on matters involving the Office of Certificate of Need; Office of Inspector General; Department for Medicaid Services; Department for Public Health; the Department for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addiction Services; Department for Aging and Independent Living; Department for Family Resource Center and Volunteer Services; and the Department for Community Based Services.

Branch hearing officers preside over certain settlement conferences for the above departments, as well as handle all other administrative hearing needs for health services programs.

Branch Functions

  • Process and schedule hearing requests in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Conduct pre-hearing conferences in a timely manner and in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations;
  • Conduct hearings in accordance with KRS 13B requirements or in accordance with hearing procedures approved by the Attorney General and  the legislature;
  • Render decisions or reports in a timely manner in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations;
  • Maintain hearing records in accordance with federal and state statutes;
  • Issue subpoenas;  Administrative Subpoena; CAPTA Administrative Subpoena
  • Assist the CHFS secretary on appeals and hearings when requested.

 

Mission Statement
 

To provide a fair, efficient and timely hearing process and to issue decisions consistent with law and regulations.

 

Contact Information
 

Division of Administrative Hearings
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 East Main Street, HS 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
Phone - (502) 564-6621
Fax - (502) 564-8975

 

Last Updated 7/16/2013
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