Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022
(a) The prehearing
conference shall be scheduled within the time period specified by
RSA 357-C:12, IV. The commissioner shall then
schedule a hearing after consultation with the parties provided that, in no
case, shall the prehearing conference be scheduled more than 90 days after the
receipt of the protest by the board.
(b) The prehearing conference shall be held
by the commissioner or a person designated by the commissioner. No other person
shall be allowed to attend the prehearing except the parties, and their
The commissioner shall
provide notice to the parties of:
date, time, and location of the prehearing conference;
(2) Any documents that the parties will be
required to exchange at the conference; and
(3) The issues to be reviewed at the
The prehearing conference shall:
(1) Address the possibilities for settlement
of the entire case; and
issues which can be agreed upon prior to hearing, including but not limited to:
a.The scope of the hearing; and
b.Limits and scheduling of discovery for
issues which are proceeding to hearing.
(e) The commissioner shall take under
advisement and issue a final determination of any issues which are raised at
the prehearing conference. Such determinations shall be confidential and only
available to the designee, the parties, and their counsel.
(f) The commissioner shall resolve all issues
related to the prehearing conference which are submitted after completion of
the conference, including but not limited to, any discovery motion, scheduling
motion, or other motions regarding prehearing issues.
(g) If the parties are unable to resolve
their issues without a hearing, the protested matter shall be placed on the
board's hearing calendar for resolution within 90 days of the prehearing
conference unless another date is agreed to by the parties.