Indiana Code Title 16. Health § 16-42-5-28

<For effect of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on this section, see 2020 Indiana Executive Order 20-10 ( 2020 IN EO 20-10 ), dated March 23, 2020. Order was renewed by 2020 Indiana Executive Orders 20-17, 20-25, and 20-30 ( 2020 IN EO 20-17 , 25, 30).>

Sec. 28 .  (a) The state department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 establishing a schedule of civil penalties that may be imposed by the state department to enforce either of the following:

(1) This chapter.

(2) Rules adopted to implement this chapter.

(b) A penalty included in the schedule of civil penalties established under this section may not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation per day.

(c) The civil penalties collected under this section shall be deposited in the state general fund.

(d) The state department may issue an order of compliance or impose a civil penalty included in the schedule of civil penalties established under this section, or both, against a person who does any of the following:

(1) Fails to comply with this chapter or a rule adopted to implement this chapter.

(2) Interferes with or obstructs the state department or the state department's designated agent in the performance of duties under this chapter.

(e) The state department may issue an order of compliance against a person described in subsection (d) under IC 4-21.5-3-6 , IC 4-21.5-3-8 , or IC 4-21.5-4.  The state department may impose a civil penalty against a person described in subsection (d) only in a proceeding under IC 4-21.5-3-8 .

(f) A proceeding commenced to impose a civil penalty under the schedule of civil penalties established under this section may be consolidated with any other proceeding commenced to enforce either of the following:

(1) This chapter.

(2) A rule adopted by the state department to implement this chapter.

(g) A corporation or a local health department:

(1) may bring an administrative action to enforce this chapter, rules adopted to implement this chapter, or the schedule of civil penalties established by the state department under this section;

(2) may use tickets or citations to enforce this chapter, rules adopted under this chapter, or the schedule of civil penalties established by the state department under this section;  and

(3) shall deposit in the general fund of the corporation or the local health department the civil penalties collected under this section.

(h) For each violation of the state law or rules concerning food handling or food establishments, the state or either:

(1) a corporation;  or

(2) a local health department;

may bring an enforcement action against a food establishment.

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