(a)  The Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner before whom a case regarding the Public Safety Employees' Death Benefits Act is set for hearing, shall order the parties to participate in a pre-trial conference. This conference shall be conducted at such place and by such method as the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner deems appropriate in consideration of the interests of justice and judicial economy, including conference telephone calls.

(b)  The Commission shall give notice of hearing in every case. Postponement or continuance of a scheduled hearing shall be granted in the interests of justice or to promote judicial economy.

(c)  Notice of the hearing shall be given to the Attorney General of the State of North Carolina, who may appear as amicus curiae.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-166.4;

Eff. August 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014;

Recodified from 04 NCAC 10H .0202 Eff. June 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2019.