(A) In any proceeding, the board or the administrative law judge may, upon motion of any party or upon their own motion, hold one or more prehearing conferences for the purpose of:
(1) Resolving outstanding discovery matters, including:
(a) Ruling on pending motions to compel discovery or motions for protective orders.
(b) Establishing a schedule for the completion of discovery.
(2) Ruling on any other pending procedural motions.
(3) Identifying the witnesses to be presented in the proceeding and the subject matter of their testimony.
(4) Identifying and marking exhibits to be offered in the proceeding.
(5) Discussing possible admissions or stipulations regarding issues of fact or the authenticity of documents.
(6) Clarifying the issues involved in the proceeding.
(7) Discussing or ruling on any other procedural matter which the board or the administrative law judge considers appropriate.
(B) Reasonable notice of any prehearing conference shall be provided to all parties. Unless otherwise ordered for good cause shown, the failure of a party to attend a prehearing conference constitutes a waiver of any objection to the agreements reached or rulings made at such conference.
(C) Following the conclusion of a prehearing conference, the board or the administrative law judge may issue an appropriate prehearing order, reciting or summarizing any agreements reached or rulings made at such conference. Unless otherwise ordered for good cause shown, such order shall be binding upon all persons who are or subsequently become parties, and shall control the subsequent course of the proceeding.
Eff 12-27-76; 6-10-89;
Rule promulgated under: RC 111.15
Rule authorized by: RC 4906.03
Rule amplifies: RC 4906.03 , 4906.12 , 4903.22
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/10/2008 and 09/30/2013