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Title 45Subtitle ASubchapter CPart 160Subpart E → §160.552


Title 45: Public Welfare
PART 160—GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
Subpart E—Procedures for Hearings


§160.552   Harmless error.

No error in either the admission or the exclusion of evidence, and no error or defect in any ruling or order or in any act done or omitted by the ALJ or by any of the parties is ground for vacating, modifying or otherwise disturbing an otherwise appropriate ruling or order or act, unless refusal to take such action appears to the ALJ or the Board inconsistent with substantial justice. The ALJ and the Board at every stage of the proceeding must disregard any error or defect in the proceeding that does not affect the substantial rights of the parties.

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