902 KAR 8:110. Disciplinary appeal
process applicable for local health department employees.
TO: KRS 211.170(1), 212.170(4), 212.870
AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.050(1), 211.1755
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 211.1755 requires the cabinet to promulgate
administrative regulations establishing the policies and procedures for the
local health department personnel program. KRS 211.1752 provides for an appeal
process for employees who are disciplined, applicants or employees who allege discrimination
in personnel actions and eligibles who question their rating in the examination
process. This administrative regulation provides for the specific appeal
1. Appeals. (1) An employee with status who is demoted according to 902 KAR
8:090, Section 3(1)(c), suspended, or dismissed shall have the right to appeal
the action. The appeal shall be:
In writing, on a "Form CH-41 Request for Appeal"; and
Filed with or mailed to the department by certified mail, return receipt requested
within fifteen (15) days of the demotion, suspension, or dismissal.
An applicant who has taken an oral or written examination may appeal his rating
in any part of an examination to assure rating procedures have been applied
fairly and equitable. The appeal shall be in writing and mailed to the
department no later than thirty (30) days after the date on which the notification
of removal was mailed to the eligible.
An eligible whose name has been removed from a register for any of the reasons
specified in 902 KAR 8:070, Section 4(5)(a) through (i) may appeal the action. The
appeal shall be mailed to the department within thirty (30) days after the date
on which the notification of removal was mailed to the eligible.
An applicant or employee may appeal within thirty (30) days of the alleged
discrimination if he believes that he has been discriminated against in a
personnel action because of:
Religious opinion or affiliation;
Political opinion or affiliation;
An appeal shall be conducted in accordance with Section 2 of this
2. Hearing Process. (1) The department shall schedule an administrative hearing
upon an appeal to be held within sixty (60) days of receipt of the appeal. Notice
of the hearing and conduct of the proceedings shall be in accordance with the
requirements of KRS Chapter 13B.
The hearing shall be conducted by a designated hearing officer.
The hearing officer shall:
Make findings of fact and conclusions of law; and
Issue a recommended order.
The recommended order shall be submitted to the Local Health Department
Employment Personnel Council at its next meeting.
The Local Health Department Employment Personnel Council may:
Adopt the report as submitted;
Amend the findings and recommendations based on the evidence contained in the
Rehear the appeal.
The decision of the Local Health Department Employment Personnel Council shall
be a final order, binding upon the employee and appointing authority.
3. Hearing Process (1) "Form CH-41 Request for Appeal", 1/98, Cabinet
for Health and Family Services, is incorporated by reference.
This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable
copyright law, at the Department for Public Health, Division of Administration
and Financial Management, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(19 Ky.R. 2773; eff. 9-3-93; Am. 21 Ky.R. 592; eff. 9-21-94; 22 Ky.R. 1163;
1475; eff. 2-12-96; 25 Ky.R. 2208; 25 Ky.R. 577; eff. 8-19-98; 37 Ky.R. 1789;
2176; eff. 4-1-2011.)