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86.17 Hearings---presiding officer---venue.

1. A deputy industrial commissioner may preside over any contested case proceeding brought under this chapter, chapter 85 or 85A in the manner provided by chapter 17A. The deputy commissioner or the commissioner may make such inquiries and investigation in contested case proceedings as shall be deemed necessary, consistent with the provisions of section 17A.17.

2. Hearings in contested case proceedings under chapters 85, 85A and this chapter shall be held in the judicial district where the injury occurred. By written stipulation of the parties or by the order of a deputy industrial commissioner or the commissioner, a hearing may be held elsewhere. If the injury occurred outside this state, or if the proceeding is not one for benefits resulting from an injury, hearings shall be held in Polk county or as otherwise stipulated by the parties or by order of a deputy industrial commissioner or the industrial commissioner.

Section History: Early form

[S13, § 2477-m29; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 1437, 1440, 1460; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, § 86.15, 86.17; C77, § 86.17, 86.37; C79, 81, § 86.17]

Internal References

Referred to in § 86.26

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