|(a) In addition to or in lieu of discipline imposed
pursuant to §36.52 of this title (relating to Advisory Letters,
Reprimands and Suspensions of a Certificate of Registration) the department
may impose an administrative penalty on a person who violates this
Chapter or Subchapter A-2 or Subchapter A-3 of the Act, or who engages
in conduct that would constitute an offense under §1956.040(c-2)
or (c-4) of the Act.
(b) The figure in this section reflects the department's
penalty schedule applicable to administrative penalties imposed under
this section. For any violation not expressly addressed in the penalty
schedule, the department may impose a penalty not to exceed $500 for
the first (1st) violation. For the second (2nd) violation within the
preceding one (1) year period, the penalty may not exceed $1,000.
(c) Upon receipt of a notice of administrative penalty
under this section, a person may request a hearing before the department
pursuant to §36.56 of this title (relating to Informal Hearings).
The failure to timely appeal the proposed action will result in the
issuance of a final order.