California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 1280.4

(a) If a licensee of a health facility licensed under subdivision (a) , (b) , or (f) of Section 1250 fails to report an adverse event pursuant to Section 1279.1 , the department may assess the licensee a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for each day that the adverse event is not reported following the initial five-day period or 24-hour period, as applicable, pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1279.1 .

(b) If a licensee of a health facility licensed under subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 1250 is required to, and fails to, immediately report an incident under subdivision (a) of Section 4427.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code , the department may assess the licensee a civil penalty in the amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for each day that the incident was not reported to law enforcement.

(c) If a licensee disputes a determination by the department regarding an alleged failure to report as described in this section, the licensee may, within 10 days, request a hearing pursuant to Section 131071 .  Penalties shall be paid when appeals pursuant to those provisions have been exhausted.


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