(c) The administrative penalty for the first violation of this article is a reprimand.
(d) The administrative penalty for the second offense of this article is a reprimand and a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars.
(e) The administrative penalty for the third and subsequent offenses is a fine of not less than two thousand five hundred dollars and not more than five thousand dollars for each violation.
(f) To be eligible to be charged of a second offense or third offense under this section, the subsequent offense must occur within twelve months of the prior offense.
(g) (1) All moneys paid as administrative penalties pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the Health Care Cost Review Fund provided by section eight, article twenty-nine-b, chapter sixteen of this code.
(2) In addition to other purposes for which funds may be expended from the Health Care Cost Review Fund, the West Virginia Health Care Authority shall expend moneys from the fund, in amounts up to but not exceeding amounts received pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, for the following activities in this state:
(A) Establishment of scholarships in medical schools;
(B) Establishment of scholarships for nurses training;
(C) Establishment of scholarships in the public health field;
(D) Grants to finance research in the field of drug addiction and development of cures therefor;
(E) Grants to public institutions devoted to the care and treatment of narcotic addicts; and
(F) Grants for public health research, education and care.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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