42 CFR § 1008.38 - Signed certifications by the requestor.
(a) Every request must include the following signed certification from all requestors: “With knowledge of the penalties for false statements provided by 18 U.S.C. 1001 and with knowledge that this request for an advisory opinion is being submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services, I certify that all of the information provided is true and correct, and constitutes a complete description of the facts regarding which an advisory opinion is sought, to the best of my knowledge and belief.”
(b) If the advisory opinion relates to a proposed arrangement, the request must also include the following signed certification from all requestors: “The arrangement described in this request for an advisory opinion is one that [the requestor(s)] in good faith plan(s) to undertake.” This statement may be made contingent on a favorable OIG advisory opinion, in which case, the phrase “if the OIG issues a favorable advisory opinion” should be added to the certification.
(c) The certification(s) must be signed by -
(1) The requestor, if the requestor is an individual;
(2) The chief executive officer, or comparable officer, of the requestor, if the requestor is a corporation;
(3) The managing partner of the requestor, if the requestor is a partnership; or
(4) The managing member, or comparable person, if the requestor is a limited liability company.
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