(1) At any time during the course of the
proceeding, the Board or its designee may, in his discretion, permit the
testimony of a witness to be taken by deposition. Application to take testimony
by deposition shall be made in writing and shall be filed with the Executive
Director of the Board and served upon all parties to the proceedings, including
counsel for the Board.
application shall state the name and address of the witness, the subject matter
concerning which the witness is expected to testify, the date, time and place
of the proposed deposition, and the reason why the witness cannot appear and
testify before the Board. The Board or its designee may, in his, her or its
discretion, allow the application where the circumstances are such that the
witness to be deposed cannot appear before the Board without substantial
hardship to the deponent or to the parties to the case or that testimony by any
other method will unduly delay expeditious completion of the proceedings. An
application for the taking of testimony by deposition shall not be allowed if
the deposition would result in any undue burden to another party or any undue
delay of the proceedings. If the application is allowed, the Board or its
designee should give notice of the taking of the testimony by deposition to all
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Taking of Testimony by Deposition" adopted. F. Jun.
20, 2014; eff. July 10,