358-5.11 The hearing record.
(a) Fair hearing record. Only the OAH may record the fair hearing. A written transcript or recording of the fair hearing testimony and exhibits, or the hearing officer's official report together with the recommended decision of the hearing officer, all papers and requests filed in the proceeding prior to the close of the fair hearing and the fair hearing decision, constitute the complete and exclusive record of the fair hearing. Where a decision without hearing is issued in accordance with section 358-6.2 of this Part, the documents submitted by the appellant and the social services agency constitute the complete and exclusive record of the fair hearing.
(b) Review of record. The exclusive record of the fair hearing is confidential; however, the exclusive record may be examined by either party or their authorized representative at the OAH, or upon request at some other location subject to the approval of the OAH.
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