TRCP Rule 43 is followed in its entirety and the following language is also added:
(a) Rules of Evidence
- Unless any other rule of procedure before the Commission or statute is to the contrary, the Rules of Evidence applicable to the Courts of the State of Tennessee shall be applicable to actions before the Commission.
- Notwithstanding (a), statements of doctors, all medical records and estimates of repair or damages by a person who does car repair (engine or body) work for a living or who works at a business which engages in engine or body repair are admissible without being sworn to so long as a copy of said document is sent to the opposing party and the Commissioner before whom the claim is pending at least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing. This time limit may be waived or a continuance granted by the presiding Commissioner if justice requires. This subsection applies to the small claims docket, to Criminal Injury Compensation claims and all pro se claims only
Editor’s Note: The text of original Tenn. R. Civ. Pro. 43 is set forth below so that the reader can readily see the changes adopted by the Claims Commission.