The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. (1) Appellant--A party to a benefit contested case hearing who is dissatisfied with the decision of the hearing officer, and files a request for review of that decision by the appeals panel. (2) Request--The appellant's written appeal for review of the decision of a hearing officer. (3) Respondent--The other party to a benefit contested case hearing who must file a response to the appellant's request. (4) Response--The respondent's written answer to the appellant's request.
Source Note: The provisions of this §143.1 adopted to be effective March 7, 1991, 16 TexReg 1195; amended to be effective May 9, 2004, 29 TexReg 4223