Based on Q&A 2021-01
, it is guided that written testimony may be accepted into a hearing if all parties agree to allow it, thus forgoing their opportunity to question the witness.
Just thinking through this procedurally in the room ....
When this written testimony is from a witness of one of the parties, might it be prudent for the Chair to instruct the submitting party to share it with the other parties present and obtain that approval before it is viewed by the judges on the panel?
Also, might it be appropriate for the Chair to point out that by agreeing to its allowance, the other parties are forgoing the ability to question the witness that would normally be afforded?