.27 Penalty for Unlicensed Operation.

A person that operates a residential service agency without a license may be assessed a civil money penalty by the Department not to exceed $10,000 per violation and, additionally, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, is subject to a criminal fine not exceeding $1,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for each subsequent offense. Each day that a violation is continued after the first conviction is a separate offense.