Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 4. Supervision, Rehabilitation, and Liquidation

Administrative Procedures

33-31-404. Administrative procedures. (1) When the commissioner has cause to believe that grounds for the denial of an application for a certificate of authority exist or that grounds for the suspension or revocation of a certificate of authority exist, the commissioner shall give written notice to the health maintenance organization specifically stating the grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation and fixing a time of at least 30 days after the notice for a hearing on the matter.

(2) After the hearing or upon the failure of the health maintenance organization to appear at the hearing, the commissioner shall make written findings and act as the commissioner considers advisable. The commissioner shall mail the written findings to the health maintenance organization. The action of the commissioner is subject to review by the district court having jurisdiction. The court may, in disposing of the issue before it, modify, affirm, or reverse the order of the commissioner in whole or in part.

(3) When notice and hearing are required with regard to actions taken by the commissioner under this chapter, the requirements of 33-1-314 through 33-1-316 and Title 33, chapter 1, part 7, apply, except that the formal rules of pleading and evidence must be observed. To the extent that 33-1-314 through 33-1-316 and Title 33, chapter 1, part 7, do not address the notice and hearing requirements of this chapter, the provisions of Title 2, chapter 4, parts 6 and 7, apply.

History: En. Sec. 21, Ch. 457, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 437, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1254, Ch. 56, L. 2009.