§ 131.24. Recusal of judge.

 (a)  The judge may recuse himself on the judge’s own motion.

 (b)  A party may file a motion for recusal, which shall be addressed to the judge to whom the proceeding has been assigned. The judge will conduct an evidentiary hearing and issue a decision within 15 days following receipt of the evidentiary hearing transcript and post-hearing submissions of the parties. The decision will be interlocutory, unless the judge certifies the record for immediate appeal to the Board.

 (c)  Subsections (a) and (b) supersede 1 Pa. Code § §  35.54, 35.55, 35.186, 35.190 and 35.225 and also supersede 1 Pa. Code Chapter 35, Subchapter D.


   The provisions of this §  131.24 adopted under the sections 401.1 and 435(a) and (c) of the Workers’ Compensation Act (77 P. S. § §  710 and 991(a) and (c)); section 2205 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  565); and section 414 of The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act (77 P. S. §  1514).


   The provisions of this §  131.24 adopted December 6, 2002, effective December 7, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6043.

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