4769.08 Costs of investigation and adjudication.

In the case of a violator of section 4769.02 of the Revised Code who elected a hearing under division (B) of section 4769.03 of the Revised Code, an adjudication order issued under division (C) or (D) of section 4769.03 of the Revised Code may, in addition to imposing the penalties specified in those divisions, require the violator to pay the reasonable costs, not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, of the investigation and adjudication conducted under division (B) of that section. If a health care practitioner or employer elected a hearing under division (B) of that section and was found not to have violated section 4769.02 of the Revised Code, the department of health may pay the health care practitioner's or employer's reasonable costs, not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, including attorneys' fees, associated with the conduct of the investigation and adjudication. Notwithstanding section 119.12 of the Revised Code, the filing of a judicial appeal of an adjudication order issued under section 4769.03 of the Revised Code shall operate as a suspension of the adjudication order pending the outcome of the appeal.

Effective Date: 01-14-1993