COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES (Chapters 211 through 262)
COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS
CHILD SUPPORT HEARING OFFICERS
Powers of hearing officers
Section 6. Without the approval of any justice of any court, a child support hearing officer shall have the power to issue subpoenas for the appearance of witnesses; to put witnesses under oath; to call parties to proceedings and to examine parties and witnesses; to require parties to file financial statements signed under oath; to issue a capias upon the failure of a party to appear on proper notice; and to accept acknowledgments of paternity and order blood tests under chapter two hundred and nine C.