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Title 33 : Human Services



(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 1958)
  • § 1958. Appeals

    (a) Any health care provider may submit a written request to the Department for reconsideration of the determination of the assessment within 20 days of notice of the determination. The request shall be accompanied by written materials setting forth the basis for reconsideration. If requested, the Department shall hold a hearing within 90 days from the date on which the reconsideration request was received. The Department shall mail written notice of the date, time, and place of the hearing to the health care provider at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. On the basis of the evidence submitted to the Department or presented at the hearing, the Department shall reconsider and may adjust the assessment. Within 20 days following the hearing, the Department shall provide notice in writing to the health care provider of the final determination of the amount it is required to pay based on any adjustments made by it. Proceedings under this section are not subject to the requirements of 3 V.S.A. chapter 25.

    (b) Upon request, the Commissioner shall enter into nonbinding arbitration with any health care provider dissatisfied with the Department's decision regarding the amount it is required to pay. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual consent, and compensation shall be provided jointly.

    (c) Any health care provider may appeal the decision of the Department as to the amount it is required to pay either before or after arbitration, to the Superior Court having jurisdiction over the health care provider. (Added 1991, No. 94, § 1; amended 1991, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1993, No. 56, § 1, eff. June 3, 1993; 2005, No. 71, § 293; 2009, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § I.59; 2017, No. 210 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. June 1, 2018.)