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Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Rules of Practice and Procedure

Version of section 14 from 2012-11-23 to 2021-06-29:

Marginal note:Manner of filing

  •  (1) The filing of a document with the Board must be effected

    • (a) by personal service of the document on the Secretary;

    • (b) by delivery of the document by courier or by registered or certified mail to the Secretary; or

    • (c) by transmitting the document electronically to the Secretary.

  • Marginal note:Electronic filing

    (2) Any documents that are filed with the Board electronically must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) the electronic and paper versions of documents must have the same cover page, table of contents and page numbers;

    • (b) the filename of an electronic document must include the name of either the patented medicine or the company if the hearing does not relate to a specific patented medicine, the name of the party filing the document, the title of the document and the date which appears on the document or must meet alternative requirements, if any, set out by the Secretary; and

    • (c) documents must be filed as PDF (Portable Document Format) documents or in any format authorized by the Secretary.

  • Marginal note:Deemed filing date

    (3) The date of receipt marked by the Secretary on a document is deemed to be the date on which the document was filed with the Secretary.

  • Marginal note:Copies

    (4) Three paper copies of any document that is served by a party must be filed with the Secretary. If the document is filed electronically, the three copies must be filed with the Secretary within 48 hours of electronic filing.

  • Marginal note:Confirmation of filing

    (5) On the request of a party or any interested person filing a document with the Secretary, the Secretary must provide the party or interested person with confirmation of that filing.

  • Marginal note:Confidential documents

    (6) If a party files a document with the Board that contains confidential information, it must ensure that “CONFIDENTIAL/CONFIDENTIEL” appears prominently on the cover and pages of the document which contain confidential information.

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