3748.19 Civil penalty.

If the director of health determines that any facility has violated, is violating, has failed to comply with, or is failing to comply with this chapter or a rule adopted or order issued under it, the director may request in writing that the attorney general bring an action for civil penalties in the court of common pleas of the county in which the alleged violation or failure to comply has occurred or is occurring. Upon a showing that the person against whom the action is brought has violated, is violating, has failed to comply with, or is failing to comply with this chapter or a rule adopted or order issued under it, the court may impose upon the person a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars for each day of violation or failure to comply.

Any action under this section is a civil action governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Effective Date: 09-08-1995