1-26D-1. Creation of Office of Hearing Examiners. The State Office of Hearing Examiners is hereby created and is attached to the Bureau of Administration for reporting and budgetary purposes. The office shall conduct hearings with the greatest degree of informality consistent with fairness and the nature of the proceeding before it. In those instances where a more formal proceeding is required, the hearing examiner may apply hearing procedures as set forth in the South Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure chapter 15-6.