(1) A rule is an agency statement of general applicability that interprets law or describes agency requirements. It applies to all persons who are subject to the requirements or regulations of the agency and comes within the terms of the rule. A contested case involves an agency determination that affects the rights or responsibilities of a specifically named party. "Contested case" and "party" are defined by 2-4-102, MCA.

History: 2-4-202, MCA; IMP, 2-4-202, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1977 MAR p. 1192, Eff. 12/24/77; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 1225, Eff. 10/12/79; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1700, Eff. 8/15/08.