144A.2511 COSTS; PENALTIES.
If the Board of Examiners has initiated proceedings under section
chapter 214, and upon completion of the proceedings has found that a nursing home administrator
has violated a provision or provisions of sections
, it may impose a civil
penalty not exceeding $10,000 for each separate violation, with all violations related to a single
event or incident considered as one violation. The amount of the civil penalty shall be fixed so
as to deprive the nursing home administrator of any economic advantage gained by reason of
the violation charged or to reimburse the board for the cost of the investigation and proceeding.
For purposes of this section, the cost of the investigation and proceeding may include, but is not
limited to, fees paid for services provided by the Office of Administrative Hearings, legal and
investigative services provided by the Office of the Attorney General, court reporters, witnesses,
and reproduction of records.
History: 2003 c 66 s 1