.32-2 Civil Money Penalties — Payment of Penalty.

A. If a hospital owes a civil money penalty to the Department, the hospital shall adhere to the procedures of this regulation.

B. A civil money penalty payment is due to the Department 15 calendar days after:

(1) The time period for requesting a hearing has expired if a request for hearing is not received; or

(2) Receipt of a written request from the hospital to waive its right to a hearing and reduce the amount of the civil penalty by 40 percent, if the written request is received by the Department within 30 calendar days of the Department's order imposing the civil money penalty.