42 CFR 426.470 - Board's role in docketing and evaluating the acceptability of appeals of ALJ decisions.
(1) Dockets the appeal either separately or with similar appeals.
(2) Assigns a docket number.
(b) Evaluating the acceptability of the appeal. The Board determines if the appeal is acceptable by confirming that the appeal meets all of the criteria in § 426.465.
(1) Sends a letter to the appellant to acknowledge that the appeal is acceptable, and informs them of the docket number.
(2) Forwards a copy of the appeal and the letter described in paragraph (d)(1) of this section to all parties involved in the appeal.
(e) No participation as amicus curiae. The Board may not allow participation by amicus participants in the review of an LCD.