04 NCAC 03B .0227          HEARINGS

(a)  Prior to the commencement of a hearing, the hearing officer shall rule on any outstanding motions.

(b)  Once a hearing has begun the hearing officer, may adjourn the hearing and reconvene the same at a later time or date.

(c)  Hearings are open to the public, except as to any testimony or other evidence regarding matters made confidential by law.

(d)  Hearings shall be conducted in a manner which conforms to the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Evidence. The order of evidence shall be determined by the hearing officer.

(e)  Persons permitted to intervene pursuant to the Rules of Civil Procedure shall be permitted to participate in the hearing only to the extent the hearing officer determines is necessary for a full and fair adjudication of the case.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 53C-2-2; 53C-2-6; 150B-38(h);

Eff. August 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 3, 2017.