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41-1061. Contested cases; notice; hearing; records
A. In a contested case, all parties shall be afforded an opportunity for a hearing after reasonable notice. Unless otherwise provided by law, the notice shall be given at least twenty days before the date set for the hearing.
B. The notice shall include:
1. A statement of the time, place and nature of the hearing.
2. A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is to be held.
3. A reference to the particular sections of the statutes and rules involved.
4. A short and plain statement of the matters asserted. If the agency or other party is unable to state the matters in detail at the time the notice is served, the initial notice may be limited to a statement of the issues involved. Thereafter on application a more definite and detailed statement shall be furnished.
C. Opportunity shall be afforded all parties to participate in a settlement conference or mediation unless both parties or the hearing officer decline to set a settlement conference or mediation.
D. Opportunity shall be afforded all parties to respond and present evidence and argument on all issues involved. If there is no genuine issue of material fact, a party may seek disposition of the case by motion.
E. Unless precluded by law, and except as to claims for compensation and benefits under title 23, chapter 6, informal disposition may be made of any contested case by stipulation, agreed settlement, consent order or default.
F. The record in a contested case shall include:
1. All pleadings, motions and interlocutory rulings.
2. Evidence received or considered.
3. A statement of matters officially noticed.
4. Objections and offers of proof and rulings thereon.
5. Proposed findings and exceptions.
6. Any decision, opinion or report by the officer presiding at the hearing.
7. All staff memoranda, other than privileged communications, or data submitted to the hearing officer or members of the agency in connection with their consideration of the case.
G. Oral proceedings or any part of the proceedings shall be recorded manually or by a recording device and shall be transcribed on request of any party, unless otherwise provided by law. The cost of the transcript shall be paid by the party making the request, unless otherwise provided by law or unless assessment of the cost is waived by the agency.
H. Findings of fact shall be based exclusively on the evidence and on matters officially noticed.