Subject: Prehearing Analysis and Case Workup
This transmittal amends section I-2-1-30 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to clarify our instructions regarding the professional qualifications of State agency consultants.
In addition to minor editorial changes, HALLEX I-2-1-30 was updated as follows:
I-2-1-30 A – We clarified in NOTE 2 that hearing office staff may also request that a medical expert provide a written resume. We added NOTE 3 to clarify that an administrative law judge is not required to admit into the record a written statement of the qualifications of a State agency medical or psychological consultant. We provided references to the regulations and Program Operations Manual System instructions that explain how the Disability Determination Services qualify State agency consultants.
Date: January 11, 2015