Office of State Administration Hearings

The Office of State Administration Hearings (OSHA) is an organization enacted by the State of Georgia to conduct the initial or final hearings in disputed cases for other state agencies. Some of the OSAH customers include the citizens of the State of Georgia, the Board of Regents, the Office of the Governor and the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.

The Chief State Administrative law Judge (Chief ALJ) administers the OSAH. The Chief ALJ resides for a term of six years and is appointed by the Governor. Despite being able to be removed by the Governor for cause, the Chief ALJ possesses the authority to appoint any OSAH personnel, institute rules for administration, and to circulate rules and regulations that govern the operations of OSAH.

The current Chief ALJ is Ms. Lois Oakley. She was appointed to the position and has been serving since 2000.

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The overall goal of OSAH is to successful resolve any quarrels between the state agencies and public in a professional, courteous and timely matter. OSAH has recently created a database of cases that allows any person involved in a court decision after July 1st, 2009 to access it online.

Contact the GA- Office of State Administration Hearings


Office of State Administrative Hearings

230 Peachtree Street NW

Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30303



Bonita Streetman, Court Administrator

Phone: (404) 651-7594     


Email your questions, comments, or suggestions to Bonita Streetman, Court Administrator at


Bonita Streetman, Court Administrator

Fax: (404) 818-3715