(a) Any person, partnership, association or corporation and any local governmental
unit or any division, department, board or agency thereof which establishes, conducts,
manages or operates a hospice without first obtaining a license therefor as herein
provided, or which violates any provisions of this article or any rule or regulation
lawfully promulgated thereunder, shall be assessed a civil penalty by the Secretary
not to exceed fifty dollars for each violation. Each day of continuing violation after conviction shall be considered a separate
(b) Notwithstanding the existence or pursuit of any other remedy, the Secretary may,
in the manner provided by law, maintain an action in the name of the state for an
injunction against any person, partnership, association, corporation or any governmental
unit or any division, department, board or agency thereof to restrain or prevent the
establishment, conduct, management or operation of any hospice or violation of any
provisions of this article or any rule or regulation lawfully promulgated thereunder
without first obtaining a license therefor in the manner hereinbefore provided.
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