Or. Admin. R. 410-141-3635 - MCE Assessment: Financial Penalty for Failure to File a Report or Failure to Pay Assessment When Due

Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021

(1) An MCE that fails to file a report or pay an MCE assessment in full when due is subject to a penalty of up to $500 per day of delinquency. The penalty accrues from the date of delinquency, notwithstanding the date of any notice under these rules.
(2) The total amount of penalty imposed under this section for each reporting period may not exceed five percent of the assessment for the reporting period for which the penalty is being imposed.
(3) In determining the amount of the penalty, the Authority shall consider evidence, such as:
(a) The MCE's history of prior late payments and prior penalties;
(b) The MCE's actions to come into compliance;
(c) The occurrence of unforeseeable circumstances against which it would have been unreasonable for the MCE to take precautions and which the MCE cannot avoid even by using its best efforts. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, a natural disaster (e.g., earthquakes, floods, tornadoes), fires, an act of war (e.g., hostilities, invasion, terrorism, civil disorder), or other circumstances not within the reasonable control of the MCE;
(d) In the case of a deficiency due to an error when the MCE files a timely original return and pays the assessment identified in the return, the nature and extent of the error, evidence of prior errors, and the MCE's explanation of the circumstances related to the error.
(4) The Authority shall collect any penalties imposed under this section and deposit the funds in the Health System Fund.
(5) Penalties paid under this section are in addition to the MCE assessment.
(6) If the Authority determines that an MCE is subject to a penalty under this section, the Authority shall issue a notice of proposed action as described in OAR 410-141-3640.
(7) If an MCE requests a contested case hearing, the Director of the Authority, at the Director's sole discretion, may reduce the amount of penalty assessed.


Or. Admin. R. 410-141-3635
DMAP 56-2019, adopt filed 12/17/2019, effective 1/1/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.042 & 414.025

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 414.065 & 2017 HB 2391

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