(a)  Consistent with G.S. 150B-40(b), all motions for continuance shall be addressed to the secretary, or the designated presiding officer of the contested case hearing. All motions for continuance shall be in writing and received in the office of the Board no less than seven calendar days before the hearing date.

(b)  Motions for a continuance of a hearing may be granted upon a showing of good cause. In determining whether good cause exists, the presiding officer shall consider the ability of the party requesting a continuance to proceed without a continuance.

(c)  A motion for a continuance filed less than seven calendar days from the date of the hearing shall be denied if a continuance has been previously granted unless the reason for the motion could not have been ascertained earlier.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-156; 150B‑38(h);

Eff. January 1, 2020.