At least three members of the Commission shall be present at every hearing upon a recommended disqualification, and they shall exercise all powers relating to the conduct of the hearing and shall enforce all decisions with respect thereto.
The proceedings at the hearing shall be reported either stenographically or by a phonographic reporter.
Oral evidence shall be taken only upon oath or affirmation administered by the Commission.
Every party to a hearing is entitled:
To call and examine witnesses;
To introduce exhibits relevant to the issues of the case, including the transcript of testimony at any investigative hearing conducted by or on behalf of the Board or the Commission;
To cross-examine opposing witnesses on any matters relevant to the issues of the case, even though the matter was not covered in a direct examination;
To impeach any witness regardless of which party first called the witness to testify; and
To offer rebuttal evidence.
If the respondent does not testify in his or her own behalf, the respondent may be called and examined as if under cross-examination.
The hearing need not be conducted according to technical rules relating to evidence and witnesses. Any relevant evidence may be admitted and is sufficient in itself to support a finding if it is the sort of evidence on which responsible persons are accustomed to rely in the conduct of serious affairs, regardless of the existence of any common-law or statutory rule which might make improper the admission of such evidence over objection in a civil action.
The parties or their counsel may by written stipulation agree that certain specified evidence may be admitted even though such evidence might otherwise be subject to objection.