Case Closure Replies must occur before cases are officially closed.
To prevent states from inadvertently or prematurely closing cases via the Case Closure Notice a Case Closure Reply was created which essentially is an acknowledgement and agreement of a case to be closed.
This also was created for consistency purposes as the Case Closure is a managed process in ICOTS.
This function was created to address concerns brought up during the JAD and by the workgroup during development.
Training Bulletin 6-2008i also covers Case Closure Replies