ex parte communication is an oral, written or electronic communication between
an assigned Administrative Law Judge and a party, a party's representative or
someone with a substantial interest in the outcome of the proceeding about the
merits of a proceeding to which the Administrative Law Judge is assigned and
which is not made to all parties to the proceeding.
(2) Ex parte communications are
section (2) of this rule, an assigned Administrative Law Judge may communicate
with a party, when necessary for administrative or scheduling purposes, so long
as the communication does not involve the merits of a proceeding and the
Administrative Law Judge believes that no party's legal rights or duties will
(4) An Administrative
Law Judge shall promptly disclose to all parties the substance of any
communication prohibited by this rule. All parties shall be allowed a
reasonable opportunity to respond to a prohibited communication.
(5) This rule does not apply to
communications made to, or by, an Administrative Law Judge acting as a
Or. Admin. R.
WCB 1-2003, f. 2-21-03,
cert. ef. 5-1-03
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS