Administrative Policy Writing
What happens after an order?
Example: A professional matter:
Suppose a physician has refused to treat patients who have
come to him needing
urgent medical care
in violation of
the Medical Board’s rules.
After a contested case hearing at SOAH, the Medical Board
issues an order suspending the physician’s license for six
If that physician does not appeal that order and fails to stop
practicing, the Medical Board can request the Attorney
General to file a lawsuit to enforce that order.
After trial, the physician will be subject to a court order to
cease practicing medicine until the suspension is over.