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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department Of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 110. Eligibility and Appeals
9/22/2021

12VAC30-110-210. Prehearing action.

A. Invalidation. A Request for Appeal may be invalidated if it was not filed within the time limit imposed by 12VAC30-110-160 or extended pursuant to 12VAC30-110-170.

1. If the hearing officer determines that the appellant has failed to file a timely appeal, the hearing officer shall notify the appellant and the appellant's representative of the opportunity to show good cause for the late appeal.

2. If a factual dispute exists about the timeliness of the Request for Appeal, the hearing officer shall receive evidence or testimony on those matters before taking final action.

3. If the individual filing the appeal is not the appellant or an authorized representative of the appellant under the provisions of 12VAC30-110-60 A, the appeal shall be determined invalid.

4. If a Request for Appeal is invalidated, the hearing officer shall issue a decision pursuant to 12VAC30-110-370.

B. Administrative dismissal. Request for Appeal may be administratively dismissed without a hearing if the appellant has no right to appeal under 12VAC30-110-90.

1. If the hearing officer determines that the appellant does not have the right to an appeal, the hearing officer shall issue a final decision dismissing the appeal and notify the appellant and appellant's representative of the opportunity to seek judicial review.

2. If a Request for Appeal is administratively dismissed, the hearing officer shall issue a decision pursuant to 12VAC30-110-370.

C. Judgment on the record. If the hearing officer determines from the record that the agency's determination was clearly in error and that the case should be resolved in the appellant's favor, he shall issue a decision pursuant to 12VAC30-110-370.

D. Remand to agency. If the hearing officer determines from the record that the case might be resolved in the appellant's favor if the agency obtains and develops additional information, documentation, or verification, he may remand the case to the agency for action consistent with the hearing officer's written instructions. The remand order shall be sent to the appellant and any representative.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-04-8.7 § 2.9, eff. October 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1995.

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