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54-57-05. Uniform rules of administrative practice or procedure - Effective date - Administrative law judge rules

1. The director of administrative hearings shall adopt, in accordance with chapter 28-32, rules of administrative hearings practice or procedure which implement chapter 28-32 and which aid in the course and conduct of all administrative hearings and related proceedings conducted by administrative agencies under chapter 28-32. The uniform rules must be used by all administrative agencies subject to chapter 28-32 which do not have their own rules of administrative hearings practice or procedure governing the course and conduct of hearings. If an administrative agency's rules are silent on any aspect of the agency's administrative hearings practice or procedure, the applicable uniform rule governs.
 
2. The director of administrative hearings may adopt rules to further establish qualifications for administrative law judges; to establish procedures for requesting and designating administrative law judges; and to facilitate the performance of duties and responsibilities conferred by this chapter. Any rules adopted by the director of administrative hearings pursuant to this subsection must be adopted in accordance with chapter 28-32.