(1) The state laboratory may, after written notice to the testing laboratory, suspend the testing laboratory's license for a period of up to three months upon determining that a testing laboratory is providing inconsistent results in accordance with 16-12-202, MCA.
(2) The state laboratory will determine whether a testing laboratory is providing inconsistent results through evaluation of the testing laboratory's raw data.
(3) A suspension of licensure under this rule is subject to a contested case hearing before the Department of Public Health and Human Services' Office of Administrative Hearings and shall be conducted pursuant to the following administrative procedures: ARM 37.5.101, 37.5.117, 37.5.131, 37.5.301, 37.5.304, 37.5.307, 37.5.313, 37.5.322, 37.5.325, 37.5.328, 37.5.331, 37.5.334, and 37.5.337.
(4) A testing laboratory may not conduct any testing or transporting of marijuana or marijuana products during a period of suspension. Operating during a period of suspension shall be considered a violation of the marijuana laws as defined in ARM 42.39.102 and could result in the Department of Revenue taking further disciplinary action.