(a) A final decision or order adverse to a party in a contested case shall be in writing and stated in the record.
(b) A final decision shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law.
(c) If findings of fact are set forth in statutory language, they shall be accompanied by a concise and explicit statement of the underlying facts supporting the findings.
(f) Findings of fact shall be based exclusively on the evidence and on matters officially noticed. An agency’s experience, technical competence, and specialized knowledge may be used in the evaluation and interpretation of the evidence.History: 1969, PL 11-55.