04 NCAC 06B .0506          DEPOSITIONS

The use of depositions may be allowed only when attendance at a hearing would work a hardship on a person otherwise available to be subpoenaed as a witness, and such hardship is so great as to be unreasonable in light of the testimony that person may be expected to give.  In such a case, a deposition will be taken in accordance with the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.  All necessary rulings as to whether a deposition will be allowed or as to methods of securing a deposition are within the power and discretion of the hearing officer.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 1A‑1; 150B‑39;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.