09.11.03.01

.01 Hearings Before the Commission.

A. Except as otherwise provided in §§B, C, D, and E of this regulation, all contested case hearings before the Commission are governed by COMAR 09.01.02.

B. A hearing shall be conducted before a designated hearing panel of three members of the Commission convened pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, §17-325, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. The panel shall have a chairman who shall conduct the hearing and, in consultation with counsel, make all rulings on procedure and evidence.

D. The chairman of a panel in an exceptions hearing may impose reasonable time limitations for the arguments presented by the parties.

E. The panel may dismiss an application case without holding a hearing if the applicant fails to appear at the scheduled time after receiving proper notice.

F. The panel may dismiss an appeal without holding a hearing if the person who filed exceptions to the proposed order fails to appear at the scheduled time after receiving proper notice.