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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-12.71: Violations, penalties.

4. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or rule or regulation to the contrary, only the penalties set forth in this section shall be imposed for any violation of this act.

b. Any health care facility that fails to establish and implement a policy, procedure, plan, or practice for the disposal of unused prescription medications as required pursuant to subsection a. of section 2 of this act shall be liable to a civil administrative penalty of not more than $1,000 for a first violation and not more than $2,500 for each subsequent violation. Any penalty issued pursuant to this section shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of sections 13 and 14 of P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-13 and C.26:2H-14).

c. The Department of Health and Senior Services is authorized and empowered to compromise and settle any claim for a monetary penalty under this section in such amount in the discretion of the department as may appear appropriate and equitable under all of the circumstances.3

L.2012, c.62, s.4.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-12-05 12:41:56.

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