(210 ILCS 45/3-310) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-310)
    Sec. 3-310. All penalties shall be paid to the Department within 10 days of receipt of notice of assessment or, if the penalty is contested under Section 3-309, within 10 days of receipt of the final decision, unless the decision is appealed and the order is stayed by court order under Section 3-713. A facility choosing to waive the right to a hearing under Section 3-309 shall submit a payment totaling 65% of the original fine amount along with the written waiver. A penalty assessed under this Act shall be collected by the Department and shall be deposited with the State Treasurer into the Long Term Care Monitor/Receiver Fund. If the person or facility against whom a penalty has been assessed does not comply with a written demand for payment within 30 days, the Director shall issue an order to do any of the following:
        (1) Direct the State Treasurer or Comptroller to
deduct the amount of the fine from amounts otherwise due from the State for the penalty and remit that amount to the Department;
        (2) Add the amount of the penalty to the facility's
licensing fee; if the licensee refuses to make the payment at the time of application for renewal of its license, the license shall not be renewed; or
        (3) Bring an action in circuit court to recover the
amount of the penalty.
    With the approval of the federal centers for Medicaid and Medicare services, the Director of Public Health shall set aside 50% of the federal civil monetary penalties collected each year to be used to award grants under the Equity in Long-term Care Quality Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17.)