(1) The hearing shall be conducted at a
reasonable time, date, and place after adequate written notice has been given
to the appellant by the Administrative Judge/Hearing Officer.
The notice shall include:
(a) Date, place, and nature of the hearing
with instructions to the appellant to notify the county office if he/she is
unable to meet the appointment.
A statement of the legal authority under which the hearing is held, including a
reference to the particular sections of the statutes and rules
(c) A short and plain
statement of the matters asserted. The notice will define the issues and will
refer to detailed statements of the matters involved, to be found in the appeal
summary that is prepared by the county office and which will be made available
to the appellant prior to the hearing.
(d) Information about hearing
(e) The appellant's
option to present his/her case or be represented by a lawyer or another
appellant's right to inspect the files of the agency with respect to the matter
under appeal and to copy there from.
(g) The appellant's right to present written
evidence and testimonies and to bring witnesses and members of his/her family
to the hearing.
(h) The process by
which an appellant may petition for reconsideration of an initial or final
(i) The process by which an
appellant may appeal an initial order.
(j) The appellant's right to judicial review,
If he/she is dissatisfied with the final order entered on his/her
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed May
29, 2002; effective August 12, 2002.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
37-5-105, and 37-5-112.