28.01.02.03

.03 Decorum/Security.

A. All parties, their authorized representatives, witnesses, and other persons present at a hearing shall conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the standards of decorum commonly observed in any court.

B. An administrative law judge has the power and duty pursuant to COMAR 28.02.01.11 to maintain order in the hearing.

C. Disrespectful, disorderly, disruptive, contemptuous, vulgar, or violent conduct or language, refusal to comply with directions, or continued use of dilatory tactics by any person constitutes grounds for immediate exclusion of such person from the hearing by the administrative law judge.

D. Any person who presents a threat to safety or who is disrupting any Office operations or proceedings may be removed from the premises.