BOD Decision -2009/12/09-05 – Notification of Decisions
At the December 9, 2009 meeting, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #99.20, Notification of Decisions, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
The changes to the Notification of Decisions policy include:
- defining “decision”;
- providing that a decision is made for the purposes of triggering the statutory timelines on reconsideration and review when it is communicated to an affected person;
- providing that key decisions will be communicated in writing;
- defining “finding of fact”; and
- clarifying that notification of rights of review and appeal will be provided on rejected claims. As a consequence, policy item #99.21, Notification of Rights of Review and Appeal, was deleted.
The changes to the policy apply to decisions made on or after April 1, 2010.