Civil Penalties: What are?

Understanding Inspection and Enforcement

In 2014 legislation was passed which increased civil penalties. The result of these new laws is that fines are generally higher than before the legislation; for instance,  the civil penalty for causing the death, sickness or injury to a resident was increased from $150 to $15,000.   Civil penalties can also be issued for failing to timely correct deficiencies.  Civil Penalties can also be assessed for facility violations which are considered "Zero Tolerance" violations:  having accessible bodies of water, accessible firearms, refusing to allow inspections by CCLD's inspectors, fire safety issues, and presence of an excluded individual (a person with criminal convictions and for which an exception cannot be granted)

Title 22, §87761  holds additional detail for understanding the Civil Penalties that can be assessed. 



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