Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-81.53 - Use of penalties collected by the department

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

Civil money penalties collected by the department shall be applied to the protection of the health or property of residents of facilities that the department of inspections and appeals finds deficient. Funds may be used for:

1. Time-limited expenses incurred in the process of relocating residents to home- and community-based settings or other facilities when a facility is closed or downsized pursuant to an agreement with the department;
2. Recovery of state costs related to the operation of a facility pending correction of deficiencies or closure;
3. Support and protection of residents of a facility that closes;
4. Funding of projects to improve the quality of life and quality of care of nursing facility residents through quality improvement initiative grants awarded pursuant to 441-Chapter 166;
5. Projects that support resident and family councils and other consumer involvement in ensuring quality care in facilities; and
6. Reasonable expenses incurred by the department to administer, monitor, or evaluate the effectiveness of grants utilizing civil money penalty funds.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-81.53
ARC 9402B, lAB 3/9/11, effective 4/1/11 Amended by IAB March 28, 2018/Volume XL, Number 20, effective 7/1/2018

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