Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 4. Uniform Regulations for Licensing Programs Without Boards

Findings Of Fact -- Order -- Report

37-1-405. Findings of fact -- order -- report. (1) If the department finds by a preponderance of the evidence, following a hearing or on default, that a violation of this part has occurred, the department shall prepare and serve findings of fact, conclusions of law, and an order as provided in Title 2, chapter 4. If the licensee or license applicant is found not to have violated this part, the department shall prepare and serve an order of dismissal of the charges.

(2) (a) The department shall within a reasonable amount of time report to the public the issuance of a summary suspension, a notice under 37-1-403, an accepted stipulation, a hearing examiner's proposed decision, and a final order.

(b) In addition to any other means of notice, the department shall post the required information on a publicly available website.

(c) This subsection (2) may not be construed to require a meeting to be open or records to be disseminated when the demands of individual privacy clearly exceed the merits of public disclosure.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 481, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 225, L. 2007.