Administrative codes are the subject organization of regulations. A register is usually a chronological publication and includes notices and proposed regulations as well as final regulations.
Agency decisions, orders, and opinions are much more difficult to find than statutes, cases, or regulations. Generally, check UCLID, the agency’s website, Lexis & Westlaw, and other commercial publishing sources such as CCH and BNA.
For more information on Administrative law, check out our research guides:
See our Federal Administrative Law Guide for further details on researching Federal Administrative Law.
You can Shepardize and KeyCite administrative regulations. This will help you find proposed regulations, judicial treatment and interpretation of regulations; and locate secondary sources citing regulations.
For more details on Ohio Administrative Law resources, see our Ohio Research Guide.
Use Lexis, Westlaw, or go to the state government website. A good listing of Administrative Codes and Registers is at the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State, http://www.administrativerules.org (click on Administrative Rules).
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