.53 Hearings.

A. A request for a hearing shall be filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings, with a copy to the Office of Health Care Quality of the Department, not later than 30 days after receipt of notice of the Secretary's action. The 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

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

F. A final decision by the Secretary shall be issued in accordance with COMAR