Additional evidence by industrial appeals judge.
The industrial appeals judge may, when all parties have rested, present such evidence, in addition to that presented by the parties, as deemed necessary to decide the appeal fairly and equitably, and in the exercise of this power, a physical, mental or vocational examination or evaluation of a worker by one or more medical or vocational experts may be ordered to be conducted at the board's expense. Any such evidence secured and presented by the industrial appeals judge shall be presented in an impartial manner, and shall be received subject to full opportunity for cross-examination by all parties. If a party desires to present rebuttal evidence to any evidence so presented by the industrial appeals judge, the party shall make application immediately following the conclusion of such evidence.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.52.020
. WSR 00-23-021, § 263-12-120, filed 11/7/00, effective 12/8/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.41.060
(4) and 51.52.020
. WSR 83-01-001 (Order 12), § 263-12-120, filed 12/2/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.52.020
. WSR 82-03-031 (Order 11), § 263-12-120, filed 1/18/82; Order 4, § 263-12-120, filed 6/9/72; General Order 3, Rule 7.6, filed 10/29/65; General Order 2, Rule 7.5, filed 6/12/63. Formerly WAC 296-12-120.]