3702.541 Civil penalty - minor violation.

When the director of health determines that a person has violated section 3702.53 of the Revised Code and the violation solely involves the expenditure of more than one hundred ten per cent of the maximum expenditure approved by the director when he granted a certificate of need, the director may impose a civil penalty in an amount not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars. The director shall not apply division (B) of section 3702.54 of the Revised Code to the person. In determining whether to impose a civil penalty and the amount of the civil penalty, the director shall consider whether the violation resulted from a labor strike, natural disaster, material shortage, or comparable event.

Effective Date: 04-20-1995.