Final Rule: Protecting the Public and Our Employees in Our Hearing Process (77 Fed Reg 10657, February 23, 2012)
SSA issued its final rule on banning certain individuals (both general public and claimants) from the ODAR offices whenever the Hearing Office Chief Administrative Judge finds that an individual "poses a threat." The language of the final rule is unchanged from the interim final rule with one exception:
SSA clarified that the HOCAJ will find that an individual poses a threat
"if the individual either has made a threat and there is a reasonable likelihood that the claimant or other individual could act on the threat,
if evidence suggests that the claimant or other individual poses a threat".