Upon application of any party to the proceeding, or when ordered by the commission or a member thereof or a hearing officer, referee or examiner, and when issues in a case cannot be resolved by pre-hearing conferences or otherwise, a hearing shall be held for the purpose of determining the issues.
[72-712, added I.C., sec. 72-712, as added by 1971, ch. 124, sec. 3, p. 422.]