Chapter 295-18 DECLARATORY RULINGS
The agency shall render declaratory rulings as to the applicability of any statutory provision or of any of its rules. Requests for declaratory rulings must be in writing and the signature of the petitioner must be notarized. The agency shall respond to a request for a declaratory ruling within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of said request, except when the agency feels it would be in the best interest to seek the opinion of the Attorney General, in which case the response shall be issued within forty-five (45) days. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit or impair the right of the agency to seek the opinion of the Attorney General on any question of law connected with the duties of the agency. The agency shall not be required to render a declaratory ruling if it relates to an investigation agency before the Board.