(a)  Any interested person who desires from the director a concise written statement of the principal reasons for and against the decision by the director to adopt or reject a rule may, either prior to the decision or within 30 days thereafter, submit a request to:

Hearing Office

Department of Health and Human Services

325 North Salisbury Street

2401 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2401

(b)  An "interested person" shall be defined as any person, as defined in G.S. 150B‑2(7), whose rights, duties, or privileges might be affected by the adoption of the rule.

(c)  The request must be made in writing, must contain a statement showing that the requesting person is an interested person, and must identify the rule or proposed rule involved.

(d)  The director shall issue the statement of reasons for and against its decision within 45 days after receipt of the request.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 150B‑12(e);

Eff. July 1, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1990.