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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter GPart 498Subpart D → §498.60


Title 42: Public Health
PART 498—APPEALS PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINATIONS THAT AFFECT PARTICIPATION IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM AND FOR DETERMINATIONS THAT AFFECT THE PARTICIPATION OF ICFs/IID AND CERTAIN NFs IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM
Subpart D—Hearings


§498.60   Conduct of hearing.

(a) Participants in the hearing. The hearing is open to the parties and their representatives and technical advisors, and to any other persons whose presence the ALJ considers necessary or proper.

(b) Hearing procedures. (1) The ALJ inquires fully into all of the matters at issue, and receives in evidence the testimony of witnesses and any documents that are relevant and material.

(2) If the ALJ believes that there is relevant and material evidence available which has not been presented at the hearing, he may, at any time before mailing of notice of the decision, reopen the hearing to receive that evidence.

(3) The ALJ decides the order in which the evidence and the arguments of the parties are presented and the conduct of the hearing.

(c) Scope of review: Civil money penalty. In civil money penalty cases—

(1) The scope of review is as specified in §§488.438(e) and 488.845(h) of this chapter; and

(2) CMS' determination as to the level of noncompliance of a SNF, NF, or HHA must be upheld unless it is clearly erroneous.

[52 FR 22446, June 12, 1987, as amended at 61 FR 32350, June 24, 1996; 79 FR 66118, Nov. 6, 2014]

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