Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0455-01-05-.07 - FORMAL DISPOSITION OF CONTESTED CASES

(1) At least twenty one (21) days prior to the administrative hearing, a notice of hearing and a copy of the charges shall be served on the applicant or court reporter personally or by registered or certified mail to the last known address shown on the records of the Board.
(2) The Board's complaint may be amended prior to the hearing but no amendment shall be permitted which is not germane to the charge or charges or which materially alters the nature of any offense charged. The Board shall have the right to determine the sufficiency of the complaint.
(3) A motion for withdrawal of the complaint may be filed with the Board's designee. The circumstances surrounding the attempt to withdraw the complaint may be explained by the person who is attempting to withdraw the complaint and the explanation shall be considered. No complaint that is well-founded will be dismissed solely upon the motion of the original complainant.
(4) Pleadings relating to disciplinary proceedings pending before the Board shall be filed with the Board's designee. Pleadings shall be deemed filed upon actual receipt.
(5) Requests for subpoenas shall be filed with the Board at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing along with the appropriate subpoena-processing fee. Any expense for service by a sheriff, process server or other entity shall be the responsibility of the party requesting the subpoena. Any expenses incurred relative to subpoenas requested by a respondent, either for witnesses or related to production of documents, are the responsibility of the party who requested the issuance of said subpoena.
(6) The hearing shall be conducted by the Board in the presence of a hearing officer or by a hearing officer, pursuant to T.C.A. § 4-5-301. All testimony shall be under oath and shall be transcribed by a court reporter scheduled by the Board. Telephonic or other real-time electronic testimony is admissible at the discretion of the hearing officer.
(7) A continuance may be granted by the Board or its designee upon the filing of a written motion and affidavit detailing the reasons for the continuance. No motion for continuance shall be granted unless filed at least five days prior to the hearing. This provision may be waived upon showing of an emergency.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0455-01-05-.07
Emergency rule filed February 1, 2010; effective through July 31, 2010. New rule filed February 1, 2010; effective July 29, 2010. Rule petitioned March 1, 2010. Emergency rule filed February 1, 2010 expired effective August 1, 2010. Original rule filed July 26, 2010; effective October 24, 2010.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 20-9-605, 20-9-606, 20-9-607 and 20-9-608.

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