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Library: Policy

340:2-5-68. Communications with the administrative hearing officer (AHO)

Issued 06-27-02

     Following a hearing request, there is no direct or indirect contact regarding the merits of the case between the AHO and a person with a direct or indirect interest in the case unless there is notice to all parties and an opportunity to participate in the communication, except the AHO may:

  • (1) be contacted on matters of an informational or procedural nature; or
  • (2) contact the local office in order to obtain information regarding:
    • (A) timeliness of the hearing request; or
    • (B) whether an appealable issue exists.
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