20 CFR 498.215 - The hearing and burden of proof.
(a) The ALJ will conduct a hearing on the record in order to determine whether the respondent should be found liable under this part.
(b) In civil monetary penalty cases under §§ 498.100 through 498.132:
(1) The respondent has the burden of going forward and the burden of persuasion with respect to affirmative defenses and any mitigating circumstances; and
(2) The Inspector General has the burden of going forward and the burden of persuasion with respect to all other issues.
(1) A hearing under this part is not limited to specific items and information set forth in the notice letter to the respondent. Subject to the 15-day requirement under § 498.208, additional items or information may be introduced by either party during its case-in-chief, unless such information or items are inadmissible under § 498.217.
(2) After both parties have presented their cases, evidence may be admitted on rebuttal as to those issues presented in the case-in-chief, even if not previously exchanged in accordance with § 498.208.
[61 FR 65471, Dec. 13, 1996]
Title 20 published on 2012-04-01
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