|(a) DADS will assess a financial penalty against a facility that: (1) fails to timely file the monthly facility report required under §11.4 of this chapter (relating to Required Reports); (2) files a false, erroneous, or fraudulent monthly facility report that DADS concludes resulted in the assessment of a quality assurance fee that is less than the facility should have been assessed; or (3) fails to timely pay a quality assurance fee assessed under §11.5 of this chapter (relating to Payment and Collection of Quality Assurance Fee). (b) A penalty assessed under this section is an amount equal to one-fourth the amount of the quality assurance fee for each month the quality assurance fee is late, not reported or unpaid. (c) DADS will notify a facility in writing of the assessment of a penalty under this section and the amount of the penalty. (d) DADS may make a referral to an appropriate authority in cases where it makes a good faith determination that a facility has: (1) committed fraud in the submission of information to DADS; (2) willfully submitted erroneous information to DADS; or (3) violated a requirement of its license or Medicaid certification. (e) DADS may suspend payments to a facility that fails to pay or report the quality assurance fee. (f) The assessment of a penalty under this section does not relieve a facility from: (1) providing services to residents in accordance with its obligations under contract or the law; (2) paying additional quality assurance fees that may be assessed to the facility; or (3) otherwise complying with licensure and certification requirements.