(a) The commissioner may decertify a center if a certification holder:
(1) failed to comply with an applicable law or rule; or
(2) knowingly withheld relevant information from or gave false or misleading information to the commissioner in connection with an application for certification, in connection with the background study status of an individual, during an investigation, or regarding compliance with applicable laws or rules.
(b) When considering decertification, the commissioner shall consider the nature, chronicity, or severity of the violation of law or rule.
(c) When a center is decertified, the center is ineligible to receive a child care assistance payment.