The commissioner may suspend all or any portion of the submission fees and fines if a facility shows cause. In determining whether a facility has shown cause, the commissioner shall consider:
the inability of a facility to pay the fees or fines without directly affecting the rates charged to patients;
the occurrence of any emergency financial condition of a facility, including natural disasters or difficulties associated with completion of reports related to sickness or other absences of related facility employees or other administrative complications resulting in delay in the completion of reports; and
other factors which relate to the economic or administrative condition of a facility.
L 1984 c 534 s 11; 9 SR 834; 19 SR 1419; 21 SR 1106
January 19, 2005