Writ of Administrative Mandamus
If you have filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the Board and it was denied, your next step may be to file a Writ of Administrative Mandamus with the Superior Court. A Writ of Administrative Mandamus is a request to review a decision made by state Boards. Under California Business and Professions Code section 1094.5, a Writ of Administrative Mandamus allows you the right to have a superior court judge review the Board’s decision to determine if the Board abused its discretion in reaching its decision. Once this writ is filed, the Superior Court will review the administrative record and determine if the Board made the proper findings, if the petitioner received a fair hearing, and whether there were any errors of law. Typically, a Writ of Administrative Mandamus must be filed within 30-days of the effective date of a decision (this deadline can sometimes be extended if the administrative record has been requested timely, but not yet received). If the superior court grants your Writ, the case is sent back to the Board to reconsider the matter in light of the court’s findings. Most Boards allow an opportunity for the licensee to provide additional written argument, and usually some limited oral argument, to the Board members themselves at their next quarterly meeting. If the Board needs more evidence, it has the discretion to send the case back to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) to take additional evidence. The Board will then either adopt, modify, or reject the ALJ’s decision.
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