(a) The Office of Administrative Hearings: Child Support (OAH), prepares or directs the preparation of the official transcript by a licensed court reporter. The party seeking a copy of the transcript of the hearing must pay a reasonable deposit or adequate indemnity prior to the preparation of the transcript and prepay all costs of transcription. The transcript is not furnished prior to:
- (1) full payment of all transcription costs; or
- (2) issuance of an order from OAH finding that OAH is to bear the transcription costs.
(b) Upon application by means of an affidavit, for "in forma pauperis" status, the administrative law judge (ALJ) must determine whether to grant the application. Upon granting the application, OAH provides a transcript, at its own expense, to the applicant for the purpose of appeal.
(c) Upon notice to all parties, the ALJ may authorize corrections to the transcript. The official transcript of testimony must be filed in OAH.
(d) The official transcript is certified by the ALJ presiding at the hearing, the chief ALJ of OAH, or the clerk of OAH.