OAR 459-015-0035
Evidence — Contested Case Hearings


Applicant’s documentary evidence:


At least 30 days before the scheduled hearing, the applicant shall file with the administrative law judge and serve upon the assigned Assistant Attorney General a copy of each document proposed to be introduced in evidence. Failure to comply may constitute grounds to deny admission of the document at hearing. Unless cross-examination is requested of the document preparer or custodian, within 20 days prior to hearing, a timely served and filed document may be offered subject to the same standards and received with the same effect as oral testimony;


To develop a record that is necessary and appropriate and to achieve fairness, the administrative law judge has the discretion to admit documents/reports not filed and served within 30 days of a hearing unless the party opposing the admission demonstrates that the admission is prejudicial. The administrative law judge will also have the discretion to allow for cross-examination and rebuttal evidence not requested precisely in accordance with the rules.


If cross-examination is requested of the document preparer or custodian as provided in subsection (1)(a) of this rule, and the requestor is informed within ten days prior to the hearing that the requested witness will not appear for cross-examination, the document may be received in evidence if the administrative law judge determines that it does not prevent the creation of a complete and accurate record upon which the Board will be able to make a well informed determination in the matter.

Source: Rule 459-015-0035 — Evidence — Contested Case Hearings, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=459-015-0035.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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