party may request a prehearing conference. A written request for prehearing
conference or an order for prehearing conference on the presiding officer's own
motion shall be filed not less than seven days prior to the hearing date. A
prehearing conference shall be scheduled not less than three business days
prior to the hearing date.
Written notice of the prehearing conference shall be given by
the presiding officer to all parties. For good cause the presiding officer may
permit variances from this rule.
Each party shall disclose at or prior to
the prehearing conference:
a. A final list of
the witnesses who the party anticipates will testify at hearing. Witnesses not
listed may be excluded from testifying unless there was good cause for the
failure to include their names; and
b. A final list of exhibits which the party
anticipates will be introduced at hearing. Exhibits other than rebuttal
exhibits that are not listed may be excluded from admission into evidence
unless there was good cause for the failure to include them.
c. Witness or exhibit lists may be amended
subsequent to the prehearing conference within the time limits established by
the presiding officer at the prehearing conference. Any such amendments must be
served on all parties.
In addition to the requirements of
subrule 11.16(2), the parties at aprehearing conference may:
a. Enter into stipulations of law or
b. Enter into stipulations on
the admissibility of exhibits;
Identify matters which the parties intend to request be officially
d. Enter into stipulations
for waiver of any provision of law; and
e. Consider any additional matters which will
expedite the hearing.
(4) Prehearing conferences shall be conducted
by telephone unless otherwise ordered. Parties shall exchange and receive
witness and exhibit lists in advance of a telephone prehearing conference.
Unless otherwise provided in the order setting a prehearing conference, the
prehearing conference shall be conducted by an administrative law
(5) The parties shall
exchange copies of all exhibits marked for introduction at hearing in the
manner provided in subrule 11.21 (4) no later than three business days in
advance of hearing, or as ordered by the presiding officer at the prehearing
Iowa Admin. Code r. 187-11.16
October 10, 2018/Volume XLI, Number 8, effective