|(a) When the preliminary results of the Texas Health
and Human Services Commission's (HHSC) investigation indicate that
an employee might have committed reportable conduct, HHSC sends the
employee a written notice that includes:
(1) a brief summary of the preliminary results of the
investigation and facts on which they are based;
(2) a statement that the employee may request an informal
review (IR) by HHSC to dispute the preliminary results of the investigation;
(3) a statement that a request for an IR must be made
in writing no later than 10 calendar days after the date the employee
receives written notice of the preliminary results of the investigation;
(4) contact information for the HHSC office where an
employee must submit the request for an IR.
(b) An employee may dispute the preliminary results
of the investigation by requesting an IR in writing no later than
10 calendar days after the date the employee received the written
notice described in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) An employee's request for or participation in a
requested IR does not relieve the employee of the requirement to comply
with §561.7 of this chapter (relating to Reportable Conduct Finding
and Notice and Opportunity for Administrative Hearing). If HHSC upholds
the preliminary results of the investigation, HHSC will provide the
employee with notice of reportable conduct in accordance with §561.7.