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(a) Time. The respondent shall file a written answer with the Commission and serve a copy on disciplinary counsel within 30 days after service of the formal charges, unless the time is extended by the hearing panel.

(b) Waiver of Privilege. The raising of a mental or physical condition as a defense constitutes a waiver of any medical privilege pursuant to Rule 28(b)(8).

Amended by Order dated January 28, 2013.