4117-1-18 Open hearings; media access.

(A) The board, by unanimous agreement, or the presiding board member or administrative law judge may permit the broadcasting or recording by electronic means and the taking of photographs in hearings or meetings open to the public pursuant to section 121.22 of the Revised Code if such recording or broadcasting, in the determination of the board or presiding board member or administrative law judge, will not distract participants, impair the dignity of the proceedings, disrupt the proceedings, or otherwise interfere with the achievement of a fair and efficient hearing or meeting.

(B) Electronic broadcasting or recording of the proceedings will be permitted subject to such conditions as the board or presiding board member or administrative law judge may impose in consideration of the factors set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) The board or presiding board member or administrative law judge will not permit the filming, videotaping, recording, or taking of photographs of witnesses who object to being filmed, videotaped, recorded, or photographed. This provision does not apply to:

(1) the recording of testimony made under the board's control for the preparation of an appropriate record of the proceedings, or

(2) recordings made in the course of depositions taken pursuant to rule 4117-1-10 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/29/2010 and 06/29/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4117.02(K)(8)
Rule Amplifies: 4117.02 , 4117.11 , 4117.12 , 4117.16 , 4117.17 ,
4117.21 , 4117.23
Prior Effective Dates: 5-18-87; 1-2-05.