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The DC Code: § 7-704.01 Enforcement; penalties.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
Civil fines, penalties, or related costs may be imposed against any long-term care facility, owner, executive officer, administrator, employee, or agent, for the violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule issued pursuant to this chapter.
b
Procedures for adjudication and enforcement and applicable civil fines, penalties, or costs shall be those prescribed for a Class 2 civil infraction, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.
c
If the ombudsman or his or her designee knowingly violates § 7-703.06 by releasing a confidential document, record, or other information obtained pursuant to § 7-703.02(b), the ombudsman or his or her designee may be prosecuted for a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, subject to a fine of not more than $1,500, imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.
d
No person shall take discriminatory, disciplinary, or retaliatory action against an employee of a long-term care facility or agency, resident, or resident representative for filing in good faith a complaint with, or providing information to, the ombudsman or his designees. A person who violates this provision, or who aids, abets, invites, compels, or coerces another to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000, imprisonment not to exceed 180 days, or both. This subsection shall not infringe upon the rights of an employer to supervise, discipline, or to terminate an employee for other reasons.
e
A person who knowingly denies access to the ombudsman or his or her designee in violation of subchapter III of this chapter, or aids, abets, invites, compels, or coerces another to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000, imprisonment not to exceed 180 days, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-3531. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-321 added subsecs. (d) and (e). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-218, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-701.01. For history of Law 18-321, see notes under § 7-701.01. DC CODE § 7-704.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-218, § 401, 36 DCR 534; Mar. 12, 2011, D.C. Law 18-321, § 2(h), 57 DCR 12438.)