|(a) The HHSC Appeals Division hears a contested case other than one described in §91.3(a) of this chapter (relating to Contested Case Heard by SOAH). (b) The HHSC Appeals Division conducts a hearing in accordance with 1 TAC Chapter 357, Subchapter I (relating to Hearings Under the Administrative Procedure Act) and this chapter. (c) An HHSC ALJ schedules a hearing upon request for a hearing date by either party. (d) An HHSC ALJ issues a PFD in accordance with 1 TAC §357.497 (relating to Proposals for Decision, Exceptions, and Replies) within 60 days after the hearing record is closed. (e) If a party files exceptions to a PFD or a reply to exceptions, the party must comply with 1 TAC §357.497.