(1) All board members shall receive training in accordance with 46-23-218, MCA, that addresses the disproportionate representation of American Indians in the legal custody of the department.
(2) Board members may attend nationally recognized correctional training or a comparable program for parole board members.
(3) Before participating on a hearing panel, a new board member must receive orientation from board staff or board member regarding:
(a) state and federal law and rules pertinent to board operations;
(b) offender pathology, treatment, and supervision including American Indian issues as related to each; and
(c) Department of Corrections' organization, programs, and policy.
(4) The board will develop, evaluate, and update training curricula annually based on the board's needs.