§ 3-207. (a) Hearings under Sections 3-405, 3-904, 3-908, and 3-911 of this Chapter shall
be conducted by a utilization review committee. The Secretary shall appoint a utilization review committee at each Department facility. Each such committee shall consist of a multi-disciplinary group of professional
staff members who are trained and equipped to deal with the clinical and treatment
needs of recipients. The recipient and the objector may be represented by persons of their choice.
(b) The committee shall not be bound by rules of evidence or procedure but shall conduct
the proceedings in a manner intended to ensure a fair hearing. The committee may make such investigation as it deems necessary. A record of the proceedings shall be made and shall be kept in the recipient's record. Within 3 days of conclusion of the hearing, the committee shall submit to the facility
director its written recommendations which include its factual findings and conclusions. A copy of the recommendations shall be given to the recipient and the objector.
(c) Within 7 days of receipt of the recommendations, the facility director shall give
written notice to the recipient and objector of his acceptance or rejection of the
recommendations and his reason therefor. If the director of the facility rejects the recommendations or if the recipient
or objector requests review of the director's decision, the director shall promptly
forward a copy of his decision, the recommendations, and the record of the hearing
to the Secretary of the Department for final review. The decision of the director or the decision of the Secretary of the Department,
if his review was requested, shall be considered a final administrative decision.
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