13 NCAC 04B .0202 EX‑PARTE HEARINGS
(a) In determining whether to conduct an ex‑parte hearing, an arbitrator must consider relevant legal, contractual, and other pertinent circumstances.
(b) An arbitrator must be certain, before proceeding ex‑parte, that the party refusing or failing to attend the hearing has been given ample notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing and adequate opportunity to register objections.
History Note: Authority G.S. 95‑36.3;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977.