(a) (1) The department may assess an administrative fine against any person or any provider of health care, whether licensed or unlicensed, for any violation of Section 1280.18 of this code or Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 56) of Division 1 of the Civil Code in an amount as provided in Section 56.36 of the Civil Code. Proceedings against any person or entity for a violation of this section shall be held in accordance with administrative adjudication provisions of Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11400) and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a clinic, health facility, agency, or hospice licensed pursuant to Section 1204, 1250, 1725, or 1745.
(b) The department shall adopt, amend, or repeal, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, rules and regulations as may be reasonable and proper to carry out the purposes and intent of Sections 1280.18, 1280.19, and 1280.20, and to enable the authority to exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred upon it by those sections not inconsistent with any other provision of law.
(Added by renumbering Section 130202 by Stats. 2014, Ch. 31, Sec. 25. (SB 857) Effective June 20, 2014.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018