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PDFWAC 388-78A-3183

RemediesCivil fine grid.

Effective (exact date to be determined), the department will consider the guidance in the tiered sanction grid below when imposing civil fine remedies:
No Harm
Minimal to Moderate Harm
Severe Harm
Imminent Danger, Immediate Threat, or Both
Recurring/Uncorrected
Initial
Recurring/Uncorrected
Initial
Recurring/Uncorrected
Any Violation
Civil fine of at least one hundred dollars per violation.
Civil fine up to two hundred and fifty dollars per violation per day.
Civil fine up to five hundred dollars per violation per day.
Civil fine up to seven hundred and fifty dollars per violation per day.
Civil fine up to one thousand dollars per violation per day.
Civil fine of one thousand dollars per violation per day.
Beginning January 1, 2020, the department will consider the guidance in the tiered sanction grid below when imposing civil fine remedies:
No Harm
Minimal to Moderate Harm
Severe Harm
Imminent Danger, Immediate Threat, or Both
Recurring/Uncorrected
Initial
Recurring/Uncorrected
Initial
Recurring/Uncorrected
Any Violation
Civil fine of at least one hundred dollars per violation.
Civil fine up to two hundred and fifty dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least one hundred and twenty-five dollars per day.
Civil fine up to five hundred dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least two hundred and fifty dollars per day.
Civil fine up to one thousand dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least five hundred dollars per day.
Civil fine up to one thousand five hundred dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least seven hundred and fifty dollars per day.
Civil fine of two thousand dollars or daily civil fine of at least one thousand dollars per day.
Beginning January 1, 2021, the department will consider the guidance in the tiered sanction grid below when imposing civil fine remedies:
No Harm
Minimal to Moderate Harm
Severe Harm
Imminent Danger, Immediate Threat, or Both
Recurring/Uncorrected
Initial
Recurring/Uncorrected
Initial
Recurring/Uncorrected
Any Violation
Civil fine of at least one hundred dollars per violation.
Civil fine up to five hundred dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least two hundred and fifty dollars per day.
Civil fine up to one thousand dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least five hundred dollars per day.
Civil fine up to two thousand dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least one thousand dollars per day.
Civil fine up to three thousand dollars per violation or a daily civil fine of at least one thousand five hundred dollars per day.
Civil fine of three thousand dollars or daily civil fine of at least one thousand dollars per day.
For the purpose of this section, the following definitions of harm apply:
(1) "Minimal" means violations that result in little to no negative outcome or little or no potential harm for a resident.
(2) "Moderate" means violations that result in negative outcome and actual or potential harm for a resident.
(3) "Severe" means violations that either result in one or more negative outcomes and significant actual harm to residents that does not constitute imminent danger, or there is a reasonable predictability of recurring actions, practices, situations, or incidents with potential for causing significant harm to a resident, or both.
(4) "Imminent danger" or "immediate threat" means serious physical harm to or death of a resident has occurred, or there is a serious threat to the resident's life, health, or safety.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 19-18-031, § 388-78A-3183, filed 8/29/19, effective 9/29/19.]
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