39-965. Penalties for violations posing serious physical harm to resident.
(a) If the secretary for aging and disability services determines
that an adult care home is in violation of or has violated any requirements, standards or rules and regulations established under the adult care home licensure act which violation can reasonably be determined to have resulted in, caused or posed serious physical harm to a resident, the secretary for aging and disability services in accordance with proceedings under the Kansas administrative procedure act, may assess a civil penalty against the licensee of such adult care home in an amount of not to exceed $1,000 per day per violation for each day the secretary finds that the adult care home was not in compliance with such requirements, standards or rules and regulations but the maximum assessment shall not exceed $10,000.
- All civil penalties assessed shall be due and payable in accordance with subsection (c) of K.S.A. 39-946 and K.S.A. 39-947, and amendments thereto.
- The secretary for aging and disability services may adopt rules and regulations which shall include due process procedures for the issuance of civil penalties relating to nursing facilities.
- The authority to assess civil penalties granted to the secretary for aging and disability services under this section is in addition to any other statutory authority of the secretary relating to the licensure and operation of adult care homes and is not to be construed to limit any of the powers and duties of the secretary for aging and disability services under the adult care home licensure act.
This section shall be part of and supplemental to the adult care home licensure act. History: L. 1992, ch. 322, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 149, § 23; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 148; July 1.