(1) All parties to contested cases must be provided notice of hearing. As illustrated by sample form 212a, the notice must include:

(a) the time, place, and nature of the hearing;

(b) the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is being


(c) a citation to the statutes and rules involved;

(d) a short and plain statement of the issues involved;

(e) notice that formal proceedings may be waived pursuant to 2-4-603, MCA;

(f) a statement advising parties of their right to be represented by counsel at the hearing; and

(g) if applicable, a statement staying the agency action or detailing at what point the party's legal rights, duties, or privileges will be revoked or imposed.



                          Sample Form 212a:  Notice of Contested Case Hearing


                          BEFORE THE [agency] OF THE STATE OF MONTANA


In the matter of [summary - for example:    )        NOTICE OF HEARING ON
the Insurance Producer's License of             )        REVOCATION OF LICENSE
John Doe]                                                     )       


            TO:         [name of party]


            At [time], [date], at [address], a hearing will be held for the [subject - for example:  revocation of the insurance producer's license of John Doe]. 


            The [agency] will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this hearing or need an alternative accessible format of this notice.  If you require an accommodation, contact [agency] no later than 5:00 p.m. on [date - no requirement specified in MAPA], to advise of the nature of the accommodation that is needed.  Please contact [name, address, telephone, TTD number, fax, e-mail]. 


            This hearing is held under the authority of [MCA section or agency regulation].  Violation of [MCA section or agency regulation] is alleged in that [statement of facts constituting alleged violation - for example:  (Option 1:  [Name] misappropriated to his own use money belonging to a policyholder, specifically the sum of $500 from Mary Smith on or about the 1st day of March, 2008); or (Option 2:  [Name] misappropriated to his own use money belonging to a policyholder.  A more definite and detailed statement of the allegation may be obtained by applying to [name, address].) 


            You are entitled to attend this hearing and respond and present evidence and arguments on all issues involved in this action. 


            You have a right to be represented by counsel at the hearing.  If you desire to contest the proposed agency action, or to waive formal proceedings pursuant to 2-4-603, MCA, you must notify [name, address] in writing within [number of days which provides reasonable opportunity to prepare] days of service of this notice on you.  Failure to notify [name] will result in [proposed agency action - for example:  revocation] on the date of this hearing. 


            Dated this _________ day of ___________________, 20___.

                                                                                     (must be signed by:)

                                                                          By         [authorized person's signature]   


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. 1226, Eff. 10/12/79; AMD, 1981 MAR p. 1196, Eff. 10/16/81; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1242, Eff. 6/12/92; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1700, Eff. 8/15/08.