TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
PART 336 APPEAL OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT INVESTIGATION FINDINGS
SECTION 336.150 CONTINUANCES
Section 336.150 Continuances
a) No continuance of a scheduled hearing or pre-hearing conference shall be granted by the Administrative Law Judge to any party except for good cause shown. Good cause includes, but is not limited to:
1) sickness or death in the immediate family of the appellant, the Department representative or the authorized representative of the appellant;
2) court or administrative hearing dates scheduled prior to the issuance of the notice of hearing; and
3) the unavailability of a witness.
b) No request for a continuance shall be granted without notice to all parties and an opportunity to object on the record. All motions for continuance shall be disposed of by written order.
c) If a continuance is requested or agreed to by an appellant, the time period between the request for continuance and the continued hearing date shall not be considered a delay on the part of the Department in issuing and implementing its final administrative decision.
d) If a continuance is requested due to the lack of a certified court reporter or interpreter, the party seeking a continuance must demonstrate due diligence in seeking that service for the hearing date.
e) Notices of a continued hearing date need not include any restatement of the rights of the parties.
(Source: Amended at 24 Ill. Reg. 7660, effective June 1, 2000)