(1) The following persons must attend a ground rules hearing—
(a) a person acting for the prosecution;
(b) the legal practitioner representing the accused or, if the accused is unrepresented, the accused;
(c) the intermediary appointed for a witness, if any.
(2) A witness is not required to attend a ground rules hearing.
(3) The court may make an order that a witness for whom an intermediary is appointed not attend a ground rules hearing.
S. 389E inserted by No. 5/2018 s. 25.