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RULE §19.2607 Penalties for Supplementation

Published: 2015

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A felony conviction with a fine of not more than $25,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years or both can be imposed on anyone in the facility who knowingly and willfully:   (1) accepts, from the recipient, money or other considerations in excess of rates established by the state for services provided under a state plan approved under Title XIX;   (2) charges, solicits, accepts, or receives any gifts, money, donation, or other consideration in addition to amounts required to be paid under a state plan approved under Title XIX (other than charitable donations from an organization or a person unrelated to the recipient) as a precondition for admitting or keeping a recipient in the nursing facility; or   (3) accepts reimbursement from more than one source (including per diem reimbursement) for the same item or service.

Source Note: The provisions of this §19.2607 adopted to be effective May 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 2393.