BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On February 28, 2013, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-625 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment and repeal of the above-stated rules at page 249 of the 2013 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 4. On July 11, 2013, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published an Amended Notice of Proposed Amendment and Repeal at page 1173 of the 2013 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 13. The purpose of the amended notice was to propose additional amendments based on public comment.
2. On March 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the Department of Public Health and Human Services held a public hearing to consider the proposed amendment and repeal of the above-stated rules.
The reason for the extension of the comment period is to accommodate all interested persons who may not have been able to review the amended rule notice online at the department's web site when it was first published on July 11, 2013. It was discovered that the link on the web site was incorrect and the original proposed notice was uploaded for viewing instead of the amended notice. The department is extending the comment period for this rulemaking to September 5, 2013 to ensure that all interested parties have been notified of these proposed amendments and repeals to administrative rules and have an opportunity to comment.
3. The Department of Public Health and Human Services will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact Department of Public Health and Human Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 29, 2013, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Kenneth Mordan, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 4210, Helena MT 59604-4210; telephone (406) 444-4094; fax (406) 444-9744; or e-mail email@example.com.
5. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed actions in writing to: Kenneth Mordan, Office of Legal Affairs, Department of Public Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 4210, Helena MT 59604-4210, no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2013. Comments may also be faxed to (406) 444-9744 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
/s/ Cary B. Lund /s/ Richard H. Opper
Cary B. Lund Richard H. Opper, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State August 12, 2013.