4715-15-18 Requirements for pre-hearing exchange of information.

The attorney hearing examiner shall, upon written motion of any representative of a party, issue an order setting forth a schedule by which the parties shall simultaneously exchange hearing exhibits, identify lay and expert witnesses and exchange written reports from expert witnesses. Any witness including the respondent, identified as, or wishing to testify as an expert witness, shall prepare and file an expert report that sets forth the opinions to which the expert will testify and the bases for such opinions. The failure of a party to produce a written report from an expert in accordance with this rule or under the terms of the hearing examiner's order may result in the exclusion of that expert's testimony at hearing. The failure of a party to produce an exhibit under the terms of the attorney hearing examiner's order may result in the exclusion of that exhibit from evidence. The failure of a party to identify a lay or expert witness under the terms of the hearing examiner's order may result in the exclusion of that witness' testimony at hearing.

Effective: 04/02/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2009 and 01/30/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.03
Rule Amplifies: 4715.03(D) , 4715.30 , Chapter 119
Prior Effective Dates: 11-10-00; 4-7-05