OAC Policy 1
(a) At the workers' compensation hearing, the parties may submit for the record medical and hospital records, physicians' reports, vocational reports, and records of the employer as evidence without formal identification [section 8-43-210, C.R.S.].
To avoid confusion with other exhibits that may be offered into evidence at the hearing, the following instructions apply to identifying the documents described above and other exhibits which the parties want the judge to consider:
i. Claimants' submissions of the documents, described above, must be identified by a separate number for each document. Any other exhibits offered at the hearing will be numbered consecutively.
ii. Respondents' submissions of the documents, described above, must be identified by a separate letter for each document. Any other exhibits offered at the hearing will be lettered consecutively.
iii. The Office of Administrative Courts encourages parties to tab and paginate all of the submissions of documents presented under section 8-43-210, C.R.S., and to two-hole punch the top of the submission packet.
(b) Position statements or trial briefs may be submitted at the commencement of the hearing. The judge has the discretion to allow a verbal or written response to a position statement or trial brief. The judge has the discretion to allow the submission of post-hearing position statements.