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1. The department shall take any action necessary to comply with the requirements of section 1919(h) of the federal Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1396r(h)], including establishing a process to enforce compliance by nursing facilities with requirements for participation in the medical assistance program that conforms to any federal regulations implementing that section.
2. The state department of health and the department shall cooperate to achieve prompt and effective implementation of subsection 1.
3. The state treasurer shall establish a fund for the receipt of any civil money penalties imposed under subsection 1. Any civil money penalty paid to the department under subsection 1 must be deposited in that fund and, subject to the limits of legislative appropriation, may be expended for the purpose allowed by the federal government.
4. This section may not be construed to create any right or authorize any activity not provided for in section 1919(h) of the federal Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1396r(h)] or its implementing federal regulations.
5. Before the establishment and assessment of civil money penalties permitted by section 1919(h) of the federal Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1396r(h)], the department is encouraged to submit a plan of alternative remedies in accordance with section 1919(h)(2)(B)(ii) of that Act.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 50. Public Welfare § 50-24.1-01.3. Department to comply with federal requirements--Interagency cooperation--Civil money penalty fund - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-50-public-welfare/nd-cent-code-sect-50-24-1-01-3/
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