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 administrative law judge, 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 an administrative law judge.
(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.
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; amended to be effective January 7, 2019, 44 TexReg 111.