S.C. Code Regs. 126-830 - Assessment of Sanctions
The Administrator, or his designee, of the State Medicaid Agency may impose penalties in accordance with Section 126-840, Schedule of Sanctions of these regulations.
Civil monetary penalties under each class shall be assessed based on an amount per bed with the maximum monetary penalties adjusted based on the number of beds in the facility. The ceiling for maximum penalties shall be based on a facility size of 300 beds.
Repeat deficiencies, identified from a previous annual standard survey, may be assessed at double the scheduled amount.
Recurring deficiencies identified from previous annual standard survey, may be assessed monetary penalties at one and one half times the scheduled amount.
Monetary penalties levied after the first and subsequent survey revisits shall be assessed from the date indicated in the schedule of sanctions until the earlier of the next survey revisit or a credible certified notice of correction from the facility that deficiencies due to be corrected in accordance with the last date in a credible allegation or an accepted plan of correction have been corrected as of the date of the certified letter. Credibility shall be validated upon the Survey Agency revisit and penalties shall cease for corrected deficiencies or be escalated to the next level for uncorrected deficiencies from the date of the certified letter.
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