A. An agency shall file a request for a hearing with the Office of Administrative Hearings, with a copy to the Office of Health Care Quality of the Department, not later than 30 calendar days after receipt of notice of the Secretary's action. This request shall include a copy of the Secretary's action.
B. A hearing requested under this chapter shall be conducted in accordance with:
(1) State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland;
(2) COMAR 28.02.01; and
(3) COMAR 10.01.03.
C. The burden of proof is as provided in COMAR 10.01.03.28.
D. Unless otherwise stated in this chapter, the Office of Administrative Hearings shall issue a proposed decision within the time frames set forth in COMAR 28.02.01.
E. The aggrieved person may file exceptions as provided in COMAR 10.01.03.35.
F. A final decision by the Secretary shall be issued in accordance with COMAR 10.01.03.35.