02 NCAC 34 .1205             CONDUCT OF HEARING

(a)  Hearings in contested cases shall be conducted by a majority of the Committee.  The Chairman shall serve as presiding officer unless he is absent or disqualified, in which case the Vice‑chairman shall preside.  Hearings shall be conducted as prescribed by G.S. 150B‑40.

(b)  Disqualification.  An affidavit seeking disqualification of any Committee member, if filed in good faith and in a timely manner, will be ruled on by the remaining members of the Committee.  An affidavit is considered timely if it is filed:

(1)           Prior to the hearing; or

(2)           As soon after the commencement of the hearing as the affiant becomes aware of facts which give rise to his belief that a Committee member should be disqualified.

(c)  Evidence.  The admission of evidence in a hearing on a contested case shall be as prescribed in G.S. 150B‑41.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.29; 150B‑38;

Eff. May 1, 1992.