340:2-5-69. Local office contact with client after hearing notice receipt
(a) At least five business days before the hearing, the local office representative contacts the client or authorized representative and gives him or her a copy of Oklahoma Department of Human Services Form 13MP002E, Hearing Summary. • 1
(b) Form 13MP002E must be delivered at least five complete business days prior to the date scheduled for the hearing. If Form 13MP002E is not delivered timely, paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection applies.
(1) When the local office shows good cause for failure to deliver Form 13MP002E timely, the administrative hearing officer (AHO) continues the hearing to another date if the client is not prepared to proceed as a result of receiving Form 13MP002E late.
(2) When the local office does not show good cause for failure to deliver Form 13MP002E timely, the AHO may prohibit the local office from presenting evidence at the hearing and decide the case based only on evidence presented by the client.
(c) Immediately upon receipt of the hearing notice, the local office submits a copy of Form 13MP002E to the Appeals Unit.
1.At this contact, the local office representative also determines the client's plans for participating in the hearing.When it is learned that the client or authorized representative is unable to participate in the hearing, the local office advises the Appeals Unit of the reason and dates when the client or authorized representative.