19-7-6 Depositions. The testimony of any
witness may be taken by deposition by a party
upon approval by the hearing commissioners or
the presiding member any time before the hear-
ing is closed. Unless notice is waived, no deposi-
tion shall be taken unless at least ten (10) days
notice is given to all parties. The procedures util-
ized in the Kansas Code of Civil Procedure rela-
tive to depositions shall be utilized herein except
as modified by these rules. No part of a deposition
shall constitute a part of the formal record in the
proceeding, unless received in evidence. Depo-
nents and the notarial officers taking such depo-
sitions shall be entitled to the same fees as are
paid for like services in civil actions before the
district courts. The fees shall be paid by the party
at whose instance the depositions are taken. When
the party at whose instance the depositions are
taken is a member of the commission or its staff,
the commission shall pay such fees. Upon written
application requesting deposition by written ques-
tions, the presiding member may for good cause
permit such a deposition according to such terms
and scope as directed by said presiding member.
(Authorized by K.S.A. 1980 Supp. 25-4119a, 46-
253; implementing K.S.A. 1980 Supp. 25-4124,
46-257; effective, E-76-52, Oct. 24, 1975; effec-
tive, E-77-20, May 1, 1976; effective Feb. 15,
1977; amended May 1, 1981.)