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WAC 388-76-10975

RemediesSpecificCivil penalties.

(1) The department may impose civil penalties of at least one hundred dollars per day per violation:
(a) Fines up to one thousand dollars can be issued under RCW 70.128.150 for willful interference with a representative of the long-term care ombuds; and
(b) Fines up to three thousand dollars can be issued under RCW 74.39A.060 for retaliation against a resident, employee, or any other person making a complaint, providing information to, or cooperating with, the ombuds, the department, the attorney's general office, or a law enforcement agency; and
(c) Fines up to ten thousand dollars may be issued under RCW 70.128.065(2) for a current or former licensed provider who is operating an unlicensed home.
(2) When the adult family home fails to pay a fine under this chapter when due, the department may, in addition to other remedies, withhold an amount equal to the fine plus interest, if any, from any contract payment due to the provider from the department.
(3) Civil monetary penalties are due twenty-eight days after the adult family home or the owner or operator of an unlicensed adult family home is served with notice of the penalty unless the adult family home requests a hearing in compliance with chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 43.20A.215, and this chapter. If the hearing is requested, the penalty becomes due ten days after a final decision in the department's favor is issued. Thirty days after the department serves the adult family home with notice of the penalty, interest begins to accrue at a rate of one percent per month as authorized by RCW 43.20B.695.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 15-03-037, § 388-76-10975, filed 1/12/15, effective 2/12/15; WSR 12-01-004, § 388-76-10975, filed 12/7/11, effective 1/7/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 10-04-008, § 388-76-10975, filed 1/22/10, effective 2/22/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10975, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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