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Rule 44. Definitions.
These rules use terms as defined in Rule 1, sections 101 to 102 of the act, and sections 1 to 3 of the APA. In addition, as used in this these rules:
(a) “Agency” means the department, bureau, board, authority, or officer created by the constitution, statute, or agency action.
(b) “APA” means the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.
(c) “Contested case hearing” means an administrative hearing conducted by an administrative law judge within MAHS on behalf of the agency in accordance with MCL 333.27407(4) and 333.27302(i).
(d) “MAHS” means the Michigan administrative hearing system within the Michigan department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
(e) “MAHS general hearing rules” means the administrative hearing rules promulgated by the Michigan administrative hearing system set forth in R 792.10101 to R 792.10137 of the Michigan administrative code.
(f) “Public investigative hearing” means a proceeding before the medical marihuana licensing agency to provide an applicant an opportunity to present testimony and evidence to establish suitability for a license, in accordance with MCL 333.27407(3).