1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 17A.11, the industrial commissioner or a deputy industrial commissioner shall preside over any contested case proceeding brought under this chapter, chapter 85, 85A, or 85B in the manner provided by chapter 17A. The deputy commissioner or the commissioner may make such inquiries in contested case proceedings as shall be deemed necessary, so long as such inquiries do not violate any of 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 workers' compensation 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 workers' compensation commissioner or the workers' compensation commissioner.
[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]
98 Acts, ch 1061, § 11; 98 Acts, ch 1202, §29, 46
Referred to in § 86.26
1998 amendment to subsection 1 is effective July 1, 1999, and applies to agency proceedings commenced, or conducted on remand from a court or other agency, on or after that date; 98 Acts, ch 1202, §29, 46
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