21 NCAC 58A .0610         SUBPOENAS

(a)  Subpoenas issued in preparation for, or in the conduct of, a contested case pending before the Commission shall be issued in the name of the Commission and shall be signed by the Commission's legal counsel, chairman, vice chairman, the officer presiding at the hearing if a member of the Commission other than the chairman or vice chairman has been designated to preside.

(b)  After a notice of hearing in a contested case has been issued and served upon a respondent or, in a case concerning an application for licensure, the applicant, the respondent, or the attorney for the respondent or applicant may request subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence. The subpoenas may be signed by the respondent or applicant, or the respondent's or applicant's attorney.

(c)  All subpoenas issued in connection with a contested case pending before the Commission shall be on a form approved by the Commission. Subpoena forms shall be provided by the Commission without charge upon request.

(d)  Motions to quash a subpoena issued in preparation for, or in connection with, a contested case pending before the Commission shall be submitted to the Commission in writing and shall clearly state the grounds therefor. The disposition of any motion to quash a subpoena shall be made by the chairman of the Commission in his or her discretion. If the chairman is unavailable, then the vice chairman or other Commission member designated to preside over the hearing may dispose of such a motion in the chairman's place.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A‑6(a); 150B‑38(h); 150B-39(c); 150B-40;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2000; August 1, 1996; May 1, 1992; February 1, 1989; May 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.