21 NCAC 08C .0115 PURPOSES OF A PRE‑HEARING CONFERENCE
The purposes of a pre-hearing conference in a contested case are:
(1) to determine the possibility of simplifying or eliminating the issues;
(2) to facilitate the stipulation to facts or findings by the parties;
(3) to identify evidence which will be needed at the hearing;
(4) to determine the validity of proposed evidence;
(5) to determine the need for depositions or subpoenas;
(6) to determine the relevance of findings in some other case to the case at hand;
(7) to determine the need for consolidation of cases or joint hearings; and
(8) to determine any other matters which will reduce cost or save time or otherwise aid in the expeditious disposition of the contested case.
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.