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Chapter 4146-15 Subpoenas; Contempt; Witness and Mileage Fees
4146-15-01 Who and When to Issue
Upon the request of an interested party, or upon its own motion and within its discretion,
the review commission or a hearing officer may, at any time, issue subpoenas to compel the
attendance and testimony of witnesses and production of books, accounts, papers, records and
documents at any hearing. If an interested party desires the issuance of subpoenas in order
to compel the attendance of witnesses or the production of evidence at a scheduled hearing,
the party’s request should be filed with the review commission at least five calendar days in
advance of the date of the hearing in order to allow sufficient time for preparation and service
of the subpoenas. In the event that the number of subpoenas requested by any party appears
to be unreasonable, the review commission may require a showing of necessity therefor, and, in
the absence of such showing, only three subpoenas will be issued.

4146-15-02 Service of Subpoenas
Service of subpoenas may be made by regular mail, registered mail, or certified mail with
return receipt requested or by personal service of an authorized agent. Proof of service shall be
evidenced by the return of such receipt for registered or certified mail or by affidavit of service.


VI. Trials
Rule 45— Subpoena
(a) Form; Issuance.

(1) Every subpoena shall

(A) state the name of the court from which it is issued; and

(B) state the title of the action, the name of the court in which it is pending, and its civil action
number; and

(C) command each person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony or to produce
and permit inspection and copying of designated books, documents or tangible things in the
possession, custody or control of that person, or to permit inspection of premises, at a time and
place therein specified; and

(D) set forth the text of subdivisions (c) and (d) of this rule.

A command to produce evidence or to permit inspection may be joined with a command to
appear at trial or hearing or at deposition, or may be issued separately.

(2) A subpoena commanding attendance at a trial or hearing shall issue from the court for the
district in which the hearing or trial is to be held. A subpoena for attendance at a deposition
shall issue from the court for the district designated by the notice of deposition as the district in
which the deposition is to be taken. If separate from a subpoena commanding the attendance
of a person, a subpoena for production or inspection shall issue from the court for the district in
which the production or inspection is to be made.

(3) The clerk shall issue a subpoena, signed but otherwise in blank, to a party requesting it, who
shall complete it before service. An attorney as officer of the court may also issue and sign a
subpoena on behalf of

(A) a court in which the attorney is authorized to practice; or

(B) a court for a district in which a deposition or production is compelled by the subpoena, if
the deposition or production pertains to an action pending in a court in which the attorney is
authorized to practice.

(b) Service.

(1) A subpoena may be served by any person who is not a party and is not less than 18 years
of age. Service of a subpoena upon a person named therein shall be made by delivering a copy
thereof to such person and, if the person’s attendance is commanded, by tendering to that
person the fees for one day’s attendance and the mileage allowed by law. When the subpoena is
served on behalf of the United States or an officer or agency thereof, fees and mileage need not
be tendered. Prior notice of any commanded production of documents and things or inspection
of premises before trial shall be served on each party in the manner prescribed by Rule 5(b)

(2) Subject to the provisions of clause (ii) of subparagraph (c)(3)(A) of this rule, a subpoena
may be served at any place within the district of the court by which it is issued, or at any
place without the district that is within 100 miles of the place of the deposition, hearing, trial,
production, or inspection specified in the subpoena or at any place within the state where a
state statute or rule of court permits service of a subpoena issued by a state court of general
jurisdiction sitting in the place of the deposition, hearing, trial, production, or inspection
specified in the subpoena. When a statute of the United States provides therefor, the court
upon proper application and cause shown may authorize the service of a subpoena at any other
place. A subpoena directed to a witness in a foreign country who is a national or resident of the
United States shall issue under the circumstances and in the manner and be served as provided
in Title 28, U.S.C. § 1783.

(3) Proof of service when necessary shall be made by filing with the clerk of the court by which
the subpoena is issued a statement of the date and manner of service and of the names of the
persons served, certified by the person who made the service.

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