Rule 12-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

Administrative law judge. "Administrative law judge" shall mean the hearing officer assigned to preside over a case that is referred to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

CAPA. "CAPA" shall mean the City Administrative Procedure Act, §§ 1041 to 1047 of the New York City Charter ("Charter").

Case. "Case" shall mean an adjudication pursuant to CAPA, § 1046 of the Charter.

Chief administrative law judge. "Chief administrative law judge" shall mean the director of OATH appointed by the mayor.

Electronic means. "Electronic means" shall mean any method of transmission of information between computers or other machines designed for the purpose of sending and receiving such transmissions, and which allows the recipient to reproduce the information transmitted in a tangible medium of expression (e.g., facsimile transmission and e-mail).

Filing. "Filing" shall mean submitting papers to the hearing officer, whether in person, by mail, or by electronic means, for inclusion in the record of proceedings in a case.

Hearing officer. "Hearing officer" shall mean the person assigned to preside over a case.

OATH. "OATH" shall mean the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

Petition. "Petition" shall mean a document filed by the Board, analogous to a complaint in a civil action, which states the claims to be adjudicated.

Petitioner. "Petitioner" shall mean the Board.

Respondent. "Respondent" shall mean a party against whom claims are asserted by the Board.