(1) If the hearing panel does not grant parole at the initial parole hearing, the hearing panel shall set either a reappearance or an administrative review in accordance with 46-23-201(5), MCA. If an administrative review is set, it will be conducted in accordance with the following:
(a) The purpose of administrative review is to consider any significant developments or changes in the offender's status that may have occurred subsequent to the last parole consideration; it is not a hearing, but is a review based on the record.
(b) For the administrative review, prison staff will prepare and submit to the board, a report outlining the offender's developments, including the offender's progress and conduct since the last consideration.
(2) Following an administrative review, the hearing panel in its sole discretion may order no change in the previous parole decision, may schedule the offender to reappear before a hearing panel for a parole hearing, may modify or rescind a previously granted parole, or may grant a parole. If the panel grants a parole, board staff must inform any registered victim.
(3) A hearing panel may not grant a parole upon administrative review to a sexual or violent offender, an offender with a history of felony sexual or violent convictions, or an offender for whom criminal justice authorities or victims have previously objected to parole.