(a)  The Board may itself conduct an informal pre-hearing conference for the purposes set forth in 21 NCAC 8C .0115 or it may designate a committee to conduct such a conference.  The committee so designated may be composed entirely of staff members.

(b)  Evidence of conduct or evidence of statements made during the pre-hearing conference are not admissable at the hearing in a contested case.  However, evidence otherwise discoverable shall not be excluded merely because it is presented during the pre-hearing conference.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93-12; 150B-38;

Eff. May 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 28, 2014.