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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 30. Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
Chapter 70. Plan of Operation for the Medical Costs Peer Review Statewide Coordinating Committee under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act

16VAC30-70-100. Staff.

Part IV

A. The committee may employ a secretary, subject to the approval of the commission, to perform various administrative functions of the committee, including the following:

1. All requests for peer review shall be submitted to the secretary who shall review each request for completeness. Completed requests shall be forwarded by the secretary to the chairman of the appropriate regional committee or to a member designated by the chairman.

2. The secretary shall send notice of peer review to the defending party promptly by certified mail, return receipt requested. A copy shall be sent to the party requesting review.

3. The secretary shall schedule an informal hearing on a request for peer review on the next open agenda, but in no case later than 180 days after receipt of request. Notice of the informal hearing date shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the defending party and to the party requesting review no later than 15 days prior to the hearing.

4. The secretary shall prepare an agenda for meetings of the Statewide Coordinating Committee at the direction of its chairman. Notice of the meeting and the proposed agenda shall be mailed by the secretary to committee members in advance.

5. The secretary shall assist in the preparation of committee reports.

B. The committee may hire additional staff or contract for services as may be required from time to time subject to the approval of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 65.2-1309 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR405-02-02 § 4.1, eff. Jan. 9, 1981; July 16, 1993.

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