Maine Revised Statutes

§7269. Rule-making functions of the interstate commission - Article 9

1. Rule-making authority.   The interstate commission shall promulgate reasonable rules in order to effectively and efficiently achieve the purposes of this compact. Notwithstanding this subsection, in the event the interstate commission exercises its rule-making authority in a manner that is beyond the scope of the purposes of this compact or the powers granted under this compact, such an action by the interstate commission is invalid and has no force or effect. Any rules promulgated by the commission do not override the State's authority to govern prescription drugs or each member state's prescription monitoring program.
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2. Rule-making procedure.   Rules must be made pursuant to a rule-making process that substantially conforms to the "Model State Administrative Procedure Act," of 1981 Act, Uniform Laws Annotated, Vol. 15, p. 1 (2000) as amended, as may be appropriate to the operations of the interstate commission.
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3. Judicial review.   Not later than 30 days after a rule is promulgated, any person may file a petition for judicial review of the rule as long as the filing of such a petition does not stay or otherwise prevent the rule from becoming effective unless the court finds that the petitioner has a substantial likelihood of success. The court shall give deference to the actions of the interstate commission consistent with applicable law and may not find the rule to be unlawful if the rule represents a reasonable exercise of the interstate commission's authority.
[ 2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW) .]
2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).