§ 225.5. Administrative notice of violation and proposed penalty.
(a) After the completion of an investigation on an alleged violation of the act and upon finding that the act has been violated, the Bureau will issue an administrative decision containing findings and proposed penalties.
(b) The Bureau will serve by first class mail upon the violating health care facility or employer and the complainant a copy of its administrative decision and proposed penalty.
(c) A health care facility or employer served with an administrative decision and proposed penalty may accept the notice and pay the penalty, request a reduction in penalty or contest the administrative decision and proposed penalty under § 225.6 (relating to contesting an administrative decision and proposed penalty).
(d) A request for a reduction in the penalty shall be made in writing to the Bureau within 10 days of the mailing date of the administrative decision and propose an alternative penalty for the Bureaus consideration setting forth mitigating circumstances. The Bureau will expeditiously act on the request for reduction of the penalty within 10 days of receipt. The filing of a request for reduction does not toll or extend the 30-day period for requesting a hearing under § 225.6. The Bureau will provide notice of the request for reduction in penalty to the complainant.
(e) After the completion of an investigation of alleged violations of the act and upon findings that the act has not been violated, the Bureau will provide written notice to the complainant and the health care facility or employer that the investigation has been closed. The written notice when a violation is not found will include a statement of the reason.
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