(a) In general. The rules of
evidence prevailing in courts of law and equity
are not controlling in hearings on complaints for
the suspension of a former officer or employee
from practice before the Department. However, the
Administrative Law Judge shall exclude evidence
which is irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly
(b) Depositions. The deposition
of any witness taken pursuant to § 15.737-22 of
this part may be admitted.
(c) Proof of documents. Official
documents, records and papers of the Department
shall be admissible in evidence without the
production of an officer or employee to
authenticate them. Any such documents, records,
and papers may be evidenced by a copy attested or
identified by an officer or employee of the
(d) Exhibits. If any document,
record, or other paper is introduced in evidence
as an exhibit, the Administrative Law Judge may
authorize the withdrawal of the exhibit subject to
any conditions which he/she deems proper.
(e) Objections. Objections to
evidence shall be in short form, stating the
grounds of objection relied upon, and the record
shall not include argument thereon, except as
ordered by the Administrative Law Judge. Rulings
on such objections shall be a part of the record.
No exception to the ruling is necessary to
preserve the rights of the parties.
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