(1) The requirements of part II of chapter 408 apply to the provision of services that require licensure pursuant to ss. 395.10971-395.10975, and part II of chapter 408 and to entities licensed by or applying for such licensure from the Agency for Health Care Administration pursuant to ss. 395.10971-395.10975. A license issued by the agency is required in order to perform as a health care risk manager in this state. In order to qualify for licensure, the applicant shall submit evidence satisfactory to the agency which demonstrates the applicant’s competence, by education or experience, in the following areas:
(a) Applicable standards of health care risk management.
(b) Applicable federal, state, and local health and safety laws and rules.
(c) General risk management administration.
(d) Patient care.
(e) Medical care.
(f) Personal and social care.
(g) Accident prevention.
(h) Departmental organization and management.
(i) Community interrelationships.
(j) Medical terminology.
Each applicant for licensure and each licensee must comply with all provisions of part II of chapter 408. The agency may require such additional information, from the applicant or any other person, as may be reasonably required to verify the information contained in the application.
(2) The agency shall not grant or issue a license as a health care risk manager to any individual unless from the application it affirmatively appears that the applicant:
(a) Is 18 years of age or over;
(b) Is a high school graduate or equivalent; and
(c)1. Has fulfilled the requirements of a 1-year program or its equivalent in health care risk management training which may be developed or approved by the agency;
2. Has completed 2 years of college-level studies which would prepare the applicant for health care risk management, to be further defined by rule; or
3. Has obtained 1 year of practical experience in health care risk management.
(3) The agency shall issue a license to practice health care risk management to any applicant who qualifies under this section. In accordance with s. 408.805, an applicant or licensee shall pay a fee for each license application submitted under this part, part II of chapter 408, and applicable rules. The amount of the fee shall be established by rule as follows: an application fee of not more than $75, a background-screening fee of not more than $75, and a license fee of not more than $100.