Indiana Code Title 22. Labor and Safety § 22-4-17-8.5

Sec. 8.5 . (a) As used in this section, “interested party” has the meaning set forth in 646 IAC 3-12-1 .

(b) An administrative law judge or the review board may hold a hearing under this chapter by telephone if any of the following conditions exist:

(1) The claimant or the employer is not located in Indiana.

(2) An interested party requests without an objection being filed as provided in 646 IAC 3-12-21 that the hearing be held by telephone.

(3) An interested party cannot appear in person because of an illness or injury to the party.

(4) In the case of a hearing before an administrative law judge, the administrative law judge determines without any interested party filing an objection as provided in 646 IAC 3-12-21 that a hearing by telephone is proper and just.

(5) In the case of a hearing before the review board, the issue to be adjudicated does not require both parties to be present.

(6) In the case of a hearing before the review board, the review board has determined that a hearing by telephone is proper and just.


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