4723-16-02 Hearing representation and appearances.

(A) Respondents may be self represented or may be represented by an attorney, or attorneys, admitted to the practice of law in Ohio.

(B) When respondent is represented by an attorney or attorneys, the attorney or attorneys each shall file a written notice of appearance with the board. The attorney or attorneys who have filed a notice of appearance with the board shall be considered by the board as the representative of record unless and until a written notice of withdrawal is filed with the board or until written notice of termination of representation is filed by respondent.

(C) A representative of record may present respondent's position, arguments, or contentions in writing rather than appearing in person at any hearing, provided the board has not subpoenaed respondent to appear at the hearing, and provided respondent has timely requested a hearing.

(D) Respondent is not required to appear in person at any hearing provided the board has not subpoenaed the respondent to appear at the hearing.

(E) The office of the attorney general shall identify one attorney from that office as the representative of record for purposes of service pursuant this chapter of the Administrative Code. Each assistant attorney general representing the board shall file his or her appearance in writing.

(F) Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, communications from the board, board committee or hearing examiner shall be sent to the representative of record for each party.

Effective: 02/01/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/13/2009 and 10/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.28
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2000, 02/09/2005