34. The chair or a vice-chair designated by the chair, acting alone, may hear and decide any preliminary exception.
Preliminary exceptions and their conclusions must be disclosed in writing to the adverse party at least 3 clear days before the date of the hearing. Failing that, the discipline committee may refuse the presentation of the exceptions.
Where a party fails to disclose in accordance with this section, the discipline committee must order the faulty party to pay the resulting charges.