3772-21-11 Prohibition on ex parte communications with the hearing examiner.

(A) Unless otherwise provided, no party, the commission or any agent or representative of either shall communicate directly or indirectly with the hearing examiner regarding any pending matter, except upon notice and opportunity for both the party and the commission to participate.

(B) The prohibition on ex parte communications commences with the filing of a request for a hearing pursuant to this chapter.

(C) Communications with the hearing examiner involving scheduling or uncontested procedural matters do not require notice or the opportunity for either the party or the commission to participate.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 10/14/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.04
Prior Effective Dates: 04/19/2012