|(a) Commencement of discovery. Discovery may begin
when SOAH acquires jurisdiction under §155.51 of this chapter.
(b) Discovery period. The discovery period ends ten
days before the hearing on the merits begins, unless otherwise ordered
by the judge or agreed by the parties.
(c) Discovery rights. Parties have the discovery rights
provided in this section, the APA, and the TRCP, other than the provisions
relating to discovery control plans and except as modified by this
chapter. Discovery rights may be modified or changed by the judge.
For cases not adjudicated under the APA, the judge will determine
what discovery, if any, will be permitted.
(d) Discovery requests, responses, and documents produced
in discovery shall not be filed with SOAH, except as provided in §155.259
of this chapter.