What is a Civil Penalty?

A Civil Penalty is a monetary fine.  CCL issues fines to facilities for certain serious offenses which violate the regulations.  Serious offenses include causing a resident to get sick, to be injured, or to die.  There are other reasons that fines could be issued including not having criminal background checks done on employees before they work with residents.  Issuing a Civil Penalty to a facility is the tool the CCL uses to enforce the Title 22 regulations.