A consultation may be used as the first action in examination provided that:
Matters (e.g. objections or reasoning) not discussed during the conversation itself may be included in such minutes. However, it must be clear in the minutes that they were not discussed during the consultation.
Furthermore, examiners may inform the representative in a call if the examining division is considering issuing summons to oral proceedings as the first action in examination (see C‑III, 5). Instead of issuing separate minutes, a remark regarding the call may be included in the summons. If, however, the examining division decides not to issue summons at that stage, minutes must be issued.