3702.20 Civil penalty - injunction.

If the director of health determines that a person has violated section 3702.14 of the Revised Code, the director, after affording the person an opportunity for a hearing conducted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall impose a civil penalty of not less than one thousand dollars and not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars on the person. In addition to the civil penalty, for a second or subsequent violation of section 3702.14 of the Revised Code, or for a first violation that the director determines has caused or poses an imminent threat of serious physical or life-threatening danger, the director, after affording the person an opportunity for a hearing conducted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may issue an order that the person cease operating the health service. If a person issued such an order continues to operate the health service, the attorney general may apply to the court of common pleas of the county in which the person is located for an order enjoining the person from operating the service. The court shall grant the order on a showing that the person is operating the service.

Civil penalties collected under this section shall be deposited in the general operations fund created by section 3701.83 of the Revised Code and shall be used solely to administer and enforce the rules adopted under section 3702.11 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 04-20-1995