§ 27-34.2-10. Enforcement and penalties.
(a)(1) If the director for any reason has cause to believe that any violation of this chapter has occurred or is threatened, the director may give notice to any persons who appear to be involved in the suspected violation to arrange a conference with the alleged violators or their authorized representatives for the purposes of attempting to ascertain the facts relating to the suspected violation, and, in the event it appears that any violation has occurred or is threatened, to arrive at an adequate and effective means of correcting or preventing the violations;
(2) Proceedings under this subsection are to be governed by chapter 35 of title 42.
(b)(1) The director may issue an order directing any persons to cease and desist from engaging in any act or practice in violation of the provisions of this chapter;
(2) Within thirty (30) days after service of the order to cease and desist, the respondent may request a hearing on the question of whether acts or practices in violation of this chapter have occurred. The hearings shall be conducted pursuant to §§ 42-35-9 42-35-13 and judicial review shall be available as provided by §§ 42-35-15 and 42-35-16.
(c) The director may, upon a finding that provisions of this chapter have been violated, levy an administrative penalty in an amount not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), if reasonable notice in writing is given of the intent to levy the penalty and the persons alleged to have violated this chapter have a reasonable time in which to remedy the defect in its operations which gave rise to the penalty citation.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 201, § 1.)