37.47.615 CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: EXCEPTIONS TO RIGHT TO FAIR HEARING
(1) The subject of a substantiated report of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation is not entitled to a fair hearing if:
(a) the subject has been criminally convicted, as defined in 45-2-101(15), MCA, of an offense related to child abuse, neglect, or exploitation which contains the same facts as the substantiated report and involves the same child victim; or
(b) pursuant to 41-3-437(2) or 41-3-434, MCA, there has been a district court adjudication, or a stipulation by the parents, that the child in the substantiated report is a youth in need of care, as defined in 41-3-102, MCA; and
(i) the facts of the district court adjudication, or the allegations in the affidavit in the case of a stipulation, are the same as that of the substantiated report; and
(ii) the subject of the substantiated report is the perpetrator of the child abuse, neglect, or exploitation; or
(c) a court or administrative hearing officer has made any adjudication in a prior proceeding as to the factual findings of the child abuse, neglect, or exploitation contained in the substantiated report.