At a DCF Fair Hearing can Hearsay Evidence and Credibility Issues be brought up?

 The Fair Hearing Officer determines what evidence is reliable enough to be used at the Fair Hearing. They may allow hearsay evidence which is evidence that is not made by somebody that is present at the hearing, but by somebody that does not have first hand knowledge.  The parties can raise the question of credibility at the hearing and you may have a witness available for cross-examination.