(a) Each party to the arbitration proceeding is entitled to be present, to have a full, fair, and impartial hearing of all relevant evidence, and to present the party’s respective position on the issue(s) in dispute.
(b) Parties to the arbitration are entitled to be represented by counsel or other representative authorized under and in accordance with the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act and division rules.
(c) Each party, and the arbitrator, is permitted to call witnesses who have relevant information to testify (under oath if required by the arbitrator or requested by a party) and to ask questions of any witnesses called.
(d) A party desiring to have a record made of the arbitration proceeding by stenographic means may do so and is responsible for arranging for and the expense of making a record by such means. A copy of the stenographic report shall be provided to the division’s chief clerk of proceedings at no charge and may be made available to the other parties.
The provisions of this §144.13 adopted to be effective December 31, 1991, 16 TexReg 7358; amended to be effective May 31, 2012, 37 TexReg 3856.