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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 110. Eligibility and Appeals

12VAC30-110-370. Final decision and transmission of the hearing record.

A. After conducting the hearing, reviewing the record, and deciding questions of law, the hearing officer shall issue a written final decision which either sustains or reverses the agency action or remands the case to the agency for further action consistent with his written instructions. The hearing officer's final decision shall be considered as the agency's final administrative action pursuant to 42 CFR, 431.244(f). The final decision shall include:

1. A description of the procedural development of the case;

2. Findings of fact that identify supporting evidence;

3. Conclusions of law that identify supporting regulations and law;

4. Conclusions and reasoning;

5. The specific action to be taken by the agency to implement the decision;

6. The deadline date by which further action must be taken; and

7. A cover letter stating that the hearing officer's decision is final, and stating that the final decision may be appealed directly to circuit court as provided in 12VAC30-110-40.

B. The hearing record shall be forwarded to the appellant and his representative with the final decision.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-324 and 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-04-8.7 § 2.24, eff. October 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1995; Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. November 20, 2006; Volume 25, Issue 14, eff. April 15, 2009.

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