(A) Continuances may be ordered by the commission on its own motion or may be granted by the commission in its discretion.
(B) Any party may make a motion to continue a hearing in writing. The motion shall be made at least five days prior to the date set for hearing.
(C) A motion for continuance must be directed to the hearing examiner designated to preside over the hearing. The hearing examiner may grant or deny the motion in his or her sole discretion.