Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) If the Assistant Commissioner determines
that any of the provisions of this chapter have been violated by the governing
body of a county or a county psychiatric facility, administrative and financial
sanctions may be imposed in writing by the Assistant Commissioner upon the
violators as warranted by the specific situation.
(b) Administrative sanctions may include, but
not be limited to, notices or letters of warning to the governing body of a
county and a county psychiatric facility.
(c) Financial sanctions may include, but not
be limited to, fines and the withholding of funds from the governing body of a
county and the county psychiatric facility.
30:4-78.4 provides that in the
event a county continues to operate and maintain a county psychiatric facility,
the Commissioner shall have the power to replace the chief executive officer,
the chief financial officer, the medical director and other appropriate
administrative personnel upon the Commissioner's determination that financial
expenditures of the facility are repeatedly and substantially in excess of
similar expenditures in other State and county psychiatric facilities or the
quality of care provided in the facility is repeatedly and substantially below
State and Federal standards.