§ 41.15. Copies of documents.

 (a)  Unless otherwise ordered by the Bureau, only the original of a pleading or a legal document shall be filed with the Bureau.

 (b)  One copy of a pleading or legal document filed with the Bureau will be served on each of the other parties to the provider appeal unless otherwise specified in this chapter.

 (c)  A document filed with the Bureau in a provider appeal is available for inspection and copying except that, if a document contains information protected by law against public disclosure, the document will not be available until the protected information has been redacted. When redaction is required, the person seeking access to or a copy of the document shall be required to pay the actual cost of redaction prior to the document being made available.

 (d)  Documents in the files of the Bureau may not be removed from the Bureau’s custody. At the discretion of the Bureau, a person provided with access to a document under subsection (c) may make a copy using equipment available at the Bureau, or the Bureau may make a copy and provide it to the person requesting access. The rates for copies will be identical to the rates charged by the Department under the Right-to-Know Law (65 P. S. § §  66.1—66.4).

 (e)  Subsections (a)—(d) supersede 1 Pa. Code § §  33.15, 33.21, 33.22, 33.23 and 33.37.



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