(a) In a contested case, all parties shall be afforded an opportunity for hearing after rea-sonable notice.
(b) The notice shall include a statement of the time, place and nature of the hearing and a short and plain statement of the matters asserted.History: 1969, PL 11-55.
Both the territorial Administrative Procedure Act and the Department of Public Safety's Standard Operating Procedure, a statement of internal management not defined as an administrative rule under the APA, afford a person under investigation the basic due-process rights of notice of the hearing, including a concise statement of allegations, and a right to a hearing at which there is an opportunity to respond and present evidence and argument on all issues involved and conduct cross-examination. A.S.C.A §§ 4.1025, 4.1026; SOP §§ 4.1.3, 4.1.4. Sala v. American Samoa Gov't, 21 A.S.R.2d 50.