|(a) If an employee requests an informal review (IR)
in accordance with §561.5(b) of this chapter (relating to Preliminary
Results of Investigation and Notice to Employee), the Texas Health
and Human Services Commission (HHSC) sets an informal review (IR)
date no later than 30 calendar days after the date the request is
received by HHSC.
(1) The employee may dispute the preliminary results
of the investigation by providing additional information to designated
(2) If the designated HHSC staff does not uphold the
preliminary investigation results, HHSC notifies the employee of the
results of the IR and does not enter the employee's name or related
information in the Employee Misconduct Registry.
(3) If designated HHSC staff upholds the preliminary
investigation results and finds reportable conduct, HHSC sends written
notice to the employee, as described in §561.7(a) of this chapter
(relating to Reportable Conduct Finding and Notice and Opportunity
for Administrative Hearing).
(b) If an employee does not timely request an IR or
fails to participate in a requested IR, HHSC upholds the preliminary
investigation results, finds reportable conduct occurred, and sends
the employee the written notice described in §561.7(a) of this
chapter, except that the notice does not include a summary of the
results of an IR.