(1) A local government entity that hosts a PSAP qualifies as a certified PSAP when it:
(a) operates a 9-1-1 system meeting the minimum requirements under 10-4-103, MCA;
(b) first receives all emergency wireline and wireless voice calls from persons requesting emergency services in the PSAP's service area; and
(c) verifies it meets the PSAP certification requirements by applying with and being approved by the department.
(2) A local government entity must host a certified PSAP to receive payments under 10-4-305, MCA.