impartial hearing officer

(A) In general The term “impartial hearing officer” means an individual— (i) who is not an employee of a public agency (other than an administrative law judge, hearing examiner, or employee of an institution of higher education); (ii) who is not a member of the State Rehabilitation Council described in section 725 of this title ; (iii) who has not been involved previously in the vocational rehabilitation of the applicant or eligible individual; (iv) who has knowledge of the delivery of vocational rehabilitation services, the State plan under section 721 of this title , and the Federal and State rules governing the provision of such services and training with respect to the performance of official duties; and (v) who has no personal or financial interest that would be in conflict with the objectivity of the individual.


29 USC § 705(16)(A)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be this section only
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