Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0250-05-06-.01 - RULES OF EVIDENCE
(1) The agency shall admit and give probative effect to evidence admissible in a Court and, when necessary to ascertain facts not reasonably susceptible to proof under the rules of court, evidence not admissible thereunder may be admitted if it is of a type commonly relied upon by reasonably prudent men in the conduct of their affairs. The agency shall give effect to the rules of privilege recognized by law and shall exclude evidence which in its judgment is irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious.
(2) Documentary evidence otherwise admissible may be received in the form of copies or excerpts, or by incorporation by reference to material already on file with the agency.
(3) Notice may be taken of judicially cognizable facts. In addition, notice may be taken of generally recognized technical or scientific facts within the agency's specialized knowledge.
(4) Every party shall have the right to present evidence, to make arguments, and to confront and cross-examine witnesses.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-313, 37-5-105, and 37-5-112.
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