A hearing committee reviews the case referred from the investigation committee. The Hearing committee is also comprised of two physicians and a lay person.
OPMC and the physician may both present evidence pertaining to the complaint, and then the committee decides whether to dismiss the charges or issue a sanction against the physician.
This Hearing is in reality a trial and what is at stake is your medical license.
Clearly, you want to avoid being charged with misconduct and that is why an effective presentation at the interview is so important.