(1) The hearing examiner in the contested case proceeding is responsible for maintaining the official record of the contested case until its conclusion. The record must include:
(a) all pleadings, motions, and rulings;
(b) all evidence, either written or oral, received, or considered by the presiding officer;
(c) a statement of matters officially noticed;
(d) questions and offers of proof, objections, and rulings on objections;
(e) proposed findings and exceptions; and
(f) any decision, opinion, or report, and any proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and proposed order, entered by the hearing examiner, which must be in writing.
(2) The hearing examiner must number the docket and maintain it like the docket of a court of record.
(3) At the request of any party, all or part of the hearing proceedings must be transcribed. The cost of transcription is the responsibility of the requesting party.