4901:2-7-16 Conduct of hearing.

(A) Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, all hearings shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 4901-1 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Subsequent to a respondent filing a request for administrative hearing pursuant to rule 4901:2-7-13 of the Administrative Code, a prehearing conference shall be scheduled in accordance with rule 4901-1-26 of the Administrative Code, unless otherwise ordered by the commission or agreed by the parties.

(C) Discovery shall be conducted in accordance with rules 4901-1-16 to 4901-1-24 of the Administrative Code except that depositions will be permitted only upon agreement of all parties or motion granted by the commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or the attorney examiner assigned to the case, which leave shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(D) The commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or an attorney examiner shall assign the time and place for an evidentiary hearing. The evidentiary hearing may consist of written stipulations, oral testimony, or such other evidence that is admitted.

Effective: 7/22/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/02/2016 and 04/09/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81, 4923.04, 4923.99
Rule Amplifies: 4905.81, 4923.04, 4923.99
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/88 (Emer.), 12/23/88, 12/14/95, 10/22/07, 9/5/11