42 CFR 488.434 - Civil money penalties: Notice of penalty.

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§ 488.434 Civil money penalties: Notice of penalty.

(a) CMS notice of penalty.

(1) CMS sends a written notice of the penalty to the facility for all facilities except non-State operated NFs when the State is imposing the penalty.

(2) Content of notice. The notice that CMS sends includes -

(i) The nature of the noncompliance;

(ii) The statutory basis for the penalty;

(iii) The amount of penalty per day of noncompliance or the amount of the penalty per instance of noncompliance;

(iv) Any factors specified in § 488.438(f) that were considered when determining the amount of the penalty;

(v) The date of the instance of noncompliance or the date on which the penalty begins to accrue;

(vi) When the penalty stops accruing, if applicable;

(vii) When the penalty is collected; and

(viii) Instructions for responding to the notice, including a statement of the facility's right to a hearing, and the implication of waiving a hearing, as provided in § 488.436.

(b) State notice of penalty.

(1) The State must notify the facility in accordance with State procedures for all non-State operated NFs when the State takes the action.

(2) The State's notice must -

(i) Be in writing; and

(ii) Include, at a minimum, the information specified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

[59 FR 56243, Nov. 10, 1994; 60 FR 50119, Sept. 28, 1995, as amended at 64 FR 13360, Mar. 18, 1999]

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