An Oregon regulation allowing the state's chief administrative law judge to reject requests for a change of administrative law judge overseeing a disciplinary proceeding, on the grounds that the licensee had a reasonable opportunity to make the request earlier, was an inappropriate alteration of a statutory requirement; hence, a denial based on that regulation invalidated the case to follow, the Supreme Court of Oregon ruled in a July 2 decision.
In 2015, Rebecca Pulito voluntarily informed the Oregon State Board of Nursing that she was receiving treatment for substance abuse. The board then informed her that it intended to . . .