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80.09 Witness attendance; extension of time and postponement.

(1) Upon receipt of the notice of hearing, it is the responsibility of each party to contact any witnesses necessary for that party's case and to make arrangements to have them attend the hearing.

(2) Requests for postponements and continuances shall be considered by the department only if such requests are received within a reasonable time before the date of the hearing.
(3) The department shall grant postponements and continuances only because of extraordinary circumstances. Neither the scheduling problems nor the convenience of the parties shall be considered extraordinary circumstances.
(4) A postponement, continuance or extension of time may not be granted upon the mutual agreement of the parties without the consent of the department.

History: 1-;2-;56 ; am. Register, April, 1975, No. 232 , eff. 5-;1-;75; r. and recr. Reg ister, September, 1982, No. 321 , eff. 10-;1-;82.

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