4731-13-13 Subpoenas for purposes of hearing.

(A) Upon written request, the board shall issue subpoenas for purposes of hearing to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and production of books, records and papers. Each subpoena shall indicate on whose behalf the witness is required to testify. Copies of such subpoenas shall be issued to each representative of record.

(B) For purposes of a hearing conducted pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, subpoena requests shall specify the name and address of the individual to be served and the date and time at which the individual is to appear. With respect to the production of books, records and papers, such request may not specify a date of compliance less than fourteen days prior to hearing.

(C) Except upon leave of the board or its hearing examiner, subpoena requests are to be filed with the board as provided in rule 4731-13-08 of the Administrative Code at least twenty-one days in advance of the requested date of compliance in order to allow sufficient time for preparation and service of the subpoenas.

(D) In the event that the number of subpoenas requested appears to be unreasonable, the board or its hearing examiner may require a showing of necessity therefore and, in the absence of such showing, may limit the number of subpoenas. Absent such a limitation, subpoenas shall be issued within seven days of request. Failure to issue subpoenas within this time may constitute sufficient grounds for the granting of a continuance.

(E) After the hearing has commenced the hearing examiner may order the issuance of subpoenas for purposes of hearing to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and production of books, records and papers. Copies of such subpoenas shall be issued to each representative of record.

(F) Upon motion and for good cause, the hearing examiner may order any subpoena be quashed. Motions to quash shall be made in the manner provided in rules 4731-13-07 and 4731-13-08 of the Administrative Code, except that motions to quash shall be filed at least seven days prior to the date of compliance. The non-moving party may file a response no later than five days after service of the motion to quash or at least one day prior to the date of compliance whichever is earlier. Unless a motion to quash has been granted, a witness shall attend the hearing to which he or she was subpoenaed. The board shall make a reasonable attempt to contact any witness whose subpoena has been quashed.

(G) Witnesses shall not be subpoenaed to prehearing conferences.

Effective: 7/31/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/05/2016 and 07/31/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 119.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/30/89, 3/27/97, 2/28/04