(1) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the director or a decision of the council, other than a decision by the director to deny, sanction, suspend, or revoke a certificate, that is not a final decision following a contested case hearing, as provided in 2-4-623, MCA, may request a contested case hearing before the council by following the procedures set forth in Title 2, chapter 4, part 6, MCA.
(2) If the director denies, sanctions, suspends, or revokes an officer's POST certification pursuant to ARM 23.13.703(9) and the officer receives a notice of agency action, then the officer has the right to request a formal contested case proceeding under MAPA, to include a hearing, pursuant to 44-4-403(3), MCA.
(a) The proceedings and hearing can only be initiated by a request from the officer whose certificate was denied, sanctioned, suspended, or revoked, or the officer's attorney, and not by any other person or entity.
(b) To request a hearing, the officer must follow the instructions contained in the "notice of agency action" and notify the appropriate individual or the director that the officer requests a hearing within 30 days of the date of the notice of agency action.
(c) Failure to notify and request a hearing within 30 days of the date of the notice of agency action will constitute a waiver of the right to a hearing.