04 NCAC 24C .0210          HEARSAY

(a)  Hearsay evidence shall be accepted as credible evidence only when it:

(1)           falls within the statutory or common law exceptions to the hearsay rules; or

(2)           has an equivalent indicia of trustworthiness as competent evidence; and

(3)           is more probative on the point for which it is offered than any other evidence which the party offering the hearsay could reasonably be expected to procure.

(b)  The Appeals Referee may permit the parties to file an affidavit at the time of the hearing in the same manner as applicable to other hearsay evidence.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 8C, Art. 8; 96-4; 96-15;

Eff. July 1, 2015.