(A) The board, in its discretion, may appoint a referee or examiner to conduct the hearing. The referee or examiner shall have the same powers and authority in conducting the hearing as is granted to the agency. Such referee or examiner shall have been admitted to the practice of law in the state and be possessed of such additional qualifications as the agency requires.
(B) Upon the conclusion of an adjudicatory hearing the referee or examiner shall submit to the agency a written report setting forth his/her findings of fact and conclusions of law and a recommendation of the action to be taken by the agency. A copy of such written report and recommendations of the referee or examiner shall within five days of the date of filing thereof, be furnished to the party or his/her attorney or other representative of record, by certified mail, return receipt requested or other means of registered receipt delivery.
Prior History: (Effective:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/05/2010 and 10/05/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4775.04
Rule Amplifies: 4775.09
Prior Effective Dates: 12/02/2005 )