Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Appeal Level One
Appeals: Basic Structure
Appeal Office (local name): 
Office of the Secretary
Appeal Officer #1 (Title): 
Appeal Officer #2 (Title): 
Secretary's Delegate
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions issued by this appellate office?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Under the Exchange of Medical Information Grant Program, VA issued grants for the purpose of assisting medical schools, hospitals, and research centers in planning and carrying out agreements for the exchange of medical information, techniques, and information services. Should the grantee fail to comply with conditions of the agreement, or with any law, regulation, assurance, term, or condition applicable to the grant, VA could suspend and/or terminate the grant, as well as provide the grantee with an opportunity to appeal VA's decision to the Assistant chief Medical Director for Academic Affairs. If the grantee or VA is dissatisfied with the decision, either party may appeal to the Secretary. This pilot program existed in the mid 1970's and is not a current function of the Office of Academic Affiliations.
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Is the agency permitted to have representation at appeal hearings?: 
N/A (e.g., Agency Not Party to Hearing)
Regulations/rules of practice for appeal hearings (please include CFR citations): 
38 CFR 17.263(a)(8)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
Are appeal hearings recorded and/or transcribed?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearings)
Are appeal hearings open to the public?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearing)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
If "Other/Varies by Case," please specify: 
Our office has had no appeals of the type referenced in this document.
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision on appellate cases adjudicated by this office?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Are final decisions issued by this appellate office published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record on appeals heard by this office?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record on appeals heard by this office?: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points for appellate cases heard by this office?: 
CASELOAD STATISTICS - Summary Statistics
Total # Cases Filed/Opened (FY2013): 
Total # Cases Decided/Closed (FY2013): 
Total # Cases Pending (End of FY2013): 
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This document appears to reference old programs that are no longer active. Officers listed in the statute have more current titles and responsibilities.
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