4723-16-06 Witnesses.

(A) A witness may be accompanied and advised by legal counsel. Participation by counsel for a witness other than the respondent, shall be limited to the protection of that witness's rights. The legal counsel shall neither examine nor cross-examine any witness.

(B) Pursuant to section 119.09 of the Revised Code, the board may institute contempt proceedings or file a motion to compel if a witness refuses to answer a question ruled proper at a hearing or disobeys a subpoena.

(C) A representative of record may move for, or the hearing examiner or board hearing committee may order, a separation of witnesses at the hearing.

(D) Each witness who appears before the board in response to a subpoena shall receive the fees and mileage provided for under section 119.094 of the Revised Code.

(E) For purposes of efficiency, the hearing examiner or board hearing committee may order that witnesses be called to testify out of order, by telecommunication, or by deposition.

Effective: 2/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2014 and 10/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.28
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2000, 02/09/2005, 02/01/2010