(A) No person shall do any of the following:
(1) Operate a residential facility unless the facility holds a valid license;
(2) Violate any of the conditions of licensure after having been granted a license;
(3) Interfere with a state or local official's inspection or investigation of a residential facility; or
(4) Violate any of the rules for licensure.
(B) Whoever violates the provisions of paragraph (A) of this rule is liable for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars for the first offense and one thousand dollars for each subsequent offense.
(C) If the violator does not pay fines levied in accordance with division (I) of section 5119.34 of the Revised Code, the attorney general, upon the request of the director, shall bring a civil action to collect the penalty. Fines collected pursuant to this rule shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the department's sale of goods and services fund.