Parents may appeal an action under parts 9550.6200 to 9550.6240 by submitting a written request for a hearing to the department within 30 calendar days after the aggrieved action, or within 90 calendar days if an appeals referee finds that the parents have good cause for failing to request a hearing within 30 calendar days. The hearing is governed by Minnesota Statutes, section 256.045.
If parents appeal on or before the effective date of the increase in the parental fee, the parents shall continue to make payments to the department or the county board in the lower amount while the appeal is pending. Parents appealing an initial determination of a parental fee shall not be required to make monthly payments pending an appeal decision. However, parents may continue to make monthly payments as desired during the appeal process. Any payments made that result in an overpayment shall be: (1) reimbursed to the parents if their child is no longer receiving services; or (2) applied to the parental fees remaining in the current fiscal year and the remainder of the excess amount applied to the parental fees due starting in the next fiscal year.
If the department's or county board's determination is affirmed, the parents shall pay to the department or the county board, within 90 calendar days after the date of the order, the total amount due from the effective date of the original notice of determination of the parental fee. The commissioner's order is binding on the parents and the department or county board and shall be implemented subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 256.045, subdivision 7. No additional notice is required to enforce the commissioner's order.
16 SR 2780
October 15, 2013