42 CFR 430.76 - Parties to the hearing.
(1) Basis for participation. Other individuals or groups may be recognized as parties if the issues to be considered at the hearing have caused them injury and their interest is within the zone of interests to be protected by the governing Federal statute.
(2) Petition for participation. Any individual or group wishing to participate as a party must, within 15 days after notice of hearing is published in the Federal Register, file with the CMS Docket Clerk, a petition that concisely states—
The petitioner must also serve a copy of the petition on each party of record at that time.
(3) Comments on petition. Any party may, within 5 days of receipt of the copy of the petition, file comments on it.
(i) The presiding officer promptly determines whether each petitioner has the requisite interest in the proceedings and approves or denies participation accordingly.
(ii) If petitions are made by more than one individual or group with common interests, the presiding officer may—
(iii) The presiding officer gives each petitioner written notice of the decision and, if the decision is to deny, briefly states the grounds for denial.
(1) Petition for participation. Any person or organization that wishes to participate as amicus curiae must, before the hearing begins, file with the CMS Docket Clerk, a petition that concisely states—
(2) Action on amicus curiae petition. The presiding officer may grant the petition if he or she finds that the petitioner has a legitimate interest in the proceedings, that such participation will not unduly delay the outcome and may contribute materially to the proper disposition of the issues.
(3) Nature of amicus participation. An amicus curiae is not a party to the hearing but may participate by—
(i) Submitting a written statement of position to the presiding officer before the beginning of the hearing;
(ii) Presenting a brief oral statement at the hearing, at the point in the proceedings specified by the presiding officer; and
The amicus curiae must serve copies of any briefs or written statements on all parties.
Title 42 published on 2014-10-01
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