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59-1314. Rules — Procedures for hearings prior to appeals — Appeals. (1) Subject to other provisions of this chapter and pursuant to the policy and standards set out in section 59-1301, Idaho Code, the board shall have the power and authority to adopt, amend or rescind such rules and administrative policies as may be necessary for the proper administration of this chapter.
(2) A final decision of the board shall be served by first class and certified mail, postage paid, on all interested parties. Any person aggrieved by any otherwise final decision or inaction of the board must, before he appeals to the courts, file with the executive director of the board by mail or personally, within ninety (90) days after the service date of the final decision on the aggrieved party, a notice for a hearing before the board. The notice of hearing shall set forth the grounds of appeal to the board.
(3) A hearing shall be held before the board in Ada County, Idaho, at a time and place designated by the board or may be undertaken or held by or before any member(s) thereof or any hearing officer appointed by the board for that purpose. The proceedings before the board shall be governed by the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. Members of the board or the hearing officer shall have power to administer oaths, to preserve and enforce order during such hearings, to issue subpoenas for and to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of books, papers, documents and other evidence and to examine witnesses.
(4) Every finding, order or award made by any member or hearing officer pursuant to such hearing, as confirmed or modified by the board, and ordered filed in its office, shall be deemed to be the finding, order or award of the board. The recommended order of the hearing officer shall be considered by the board and the decision and order of the majority of the members shall be the order of the board. Every such order rendered by the board shall be in writing and a copy thereof shall be mailed by first class and certified mail to each party to the appeal and to his attorney of record.
(5) If any person in proceedings herein disobeys or resists any lawful order or process or misbehaves during a hearing, or so near the place thereof as to obstruct the same, or neglects to produce, after having been ordered so to do, any pertinent book, paper, document or other evidence, or refuses to appear after having been subpoenaed, or upon appearing refuses to take the oath as a witness, or after having taken the oath refuses to be examined according to law, the board shall certify the facts to the district court having jurisdiction, and the court shall thereupon, in a summary manner, hear the evidence as to the acts complained of, and, if the evidence so warrants, punish such person in the same manner and to the same extent as for contempt committed before the court, or commit such person upon the same conditions as if doing of the forbidden act had occurred with reference to the proceedings, or in the presence of the court.
(6) Any party aggrieved by a final order of the board may seek judicial review thereof pursuant to the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. The decision or judgment of the district court shall be subject to appeal to the Supreme Court in the same manner and by the same procedure as appeals are taken and perfected to the court in civil actions at law.
[(59-1314) 1963, ch. 349, Art. 8, sec. 4, p. 988; am. 1971, ch. 49, sec. 12, p. 105; am. 1984, ch. 132, sec. 6, p. 316; am. and redesignated 1990, ch. 231, sec. 12, p. 624; am. 1991, ch. 61, sec. 3, p. 145; am. 1993, ch. 216, sec. 96, p. 665; am. 1996, ch. 247, sec. 1, p. 781.]