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       2009 Legislature                   CS for SB 1754, 1st Engrossed
       
       
       
       
       
       
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    2         An act relating to the Department of Business and
    3         Professional Regulation; amending s. 455.217, F.S.;
    4         exempting certified public accountants from passage of
    5         an examination pertaining to state laws and rules
    6         applicable to the practice of the profession; amending
    7         ss. 473.305, 473.311, and 473.313, F.S.; removing
    8         provisions authorizing a late filing fee for the laws
    9         and rules examination, provisions requiring passage of
   10         the examination for license renewal, and provisions
   11         requiring passage of the examination for reactivation
   12         of an inactive license to conform to the exemption
   13         provided by the act; amending s. 550.2415, F.S.;
   14         deleting provisions for certain moneys to be used for
   15         research relating to the medication of racing animals;
   16         deleting provisions relating to the Pharmacokinetic
   17         and Clearance Study Agreement by and between the
   18         Department of Business and Professional Regulation
   19         Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering and the University of
   20         Florida College of Veterinary Medicine; revising
   21         provisions for implementation by the division of
   22         medication levels; providing an effective date.
   23  
   24  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   25  
   26         Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 455.217, Florida
   27  Statutes, is amended to read:
   28         455.217 Examinations.—This section shall be read in
   29  conjunction with the appropriate practice act associated with
   30  each regulated profession under this chapter.
   31         (7) In addition to meeting any other requirements for
   32  licensure by examination or by endorsement, an applicant may be
   33  required by a board, or by the department, if there is no board,
   34  to pass an examination pertaining to state laws and rules
   35  applicable to the practice of the profession regulated by that
   36  board or by the department. This subsection does not apply to
   37  persons regulated under chapter 473.
   38         Section 2. Section 473.305, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   39  read:
   40         473.305 Fees.—The board, by rule, may establish fees to be
   41  paid for applications, examination, reexamination, licensing and
   42  renewal, reinstatement, and recordmaking and recordkeeping. The
   43  fee for the examination shall be established at an amount that
   44  covers the costs for the procurement or development,
   45  administration, grading, and review of the examination. The fee
   46  for the examination is refundable if the applicant is found to
   47  be ineligible to sit for the examination. The fee for initial
   48  application is nonrefundable, and the combined fees for
   49  application and examination may not exceed $250 plus the actual
   50  per applicant cost to the department for purchase of the
   51  examination from the American Institute of Certified Public
   52  Accountants or a similar national organization. The biennial
   53  renewal fee may not exceed $250. The board may also establish,
   54  by rule, a reactivation fee, a late filing fee for the law and
   55  rules examination, and a delinquency fee not to exceed $50 for
   56  continuing professional education reporting forms. The board
   57  shall establish fees which are adequate to ensure the continued
   58  operation of the board and to fund the proportionate expenses
   59  incurred by the department which are allocated to the regulation
   60  of public accountants. Fees shall be based on department
   61  estimates of the revenue required to implement this chapter and
   62  the provisions of law with respect to the regulation of
   63  certified public accountants.
   64         Section 3. Subsection (1) of section 473.311, Florida
   65  Statutes, is amended to read:
   66         473.311 Renewal of license.—
   67         (1) The department shall renew a license upon receipt of
   68  the renewal application and fee and upon certification by the
   69  board that the licensee has satisfactorily completed the
   70  continuing education requirements of s. 473.312 and has passed
   71  an examination approved by the board on chapter 455 and this
   72  chapter and the related administrative rules. However, each
   73  licensee must complete the requirements of s. 473.312(1)(c)
   74  prior to taking the examination.
   75         Section 4. Subsection (3) of section 473.313, Florida
   76  Statutes, is amended to read:
   77         473.313 Inactive status.—
   78         (3) Any licensee holding an inactive license may be
   79  permitted to reactivate such license in a conditional manner.
   80  The conditions of reactivation shall require, in addition to the
   81  payment of fees, the passing of the examination approved by the
   82  board concerning chapter 455 and this chapter, and the related
   83  administrative rules, and the completion of required continuing
   84  education.
   85         Section 5. Subsections (7) through (17) of section
   86  550.2415, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   87         550.2415 Racing of animals under certain conditions
   88  prohibited; penalties; exceptions.—
   89         (7) All moneys recovered for violations of this section
   90  shall be kept in a separate fund to be deposited into the Pari
   91  mutuel Wagering Trust Fund and shall be used for research
   92  relating to the medication of racing animals. Such recovered
   93  moneys shall be supervised and used by the division to contract
   94  with a reputable college or school of veterinary medicine or its
   95  designee in accordance with this subsection.
   96         (7)(8) Under no circumstances may any medication be
   97  administered closer than 24 hours prior to the officially
   98  scheduled post time of a race except as provided for in this
   99  section.
  100         (a) The division shall adopt rules setting conditions for
  101  the use of furosemide to treat exercise-induced pulmonary
  102  hemorrhage.
  103         (b) The division shall adopt rules setting conditions for
  104  the use of prednisolone sodium succinate, but under no
  105  circumstances may furosemide or prednisolone sodium succinate be
  106  administered closer than 4 hours prior to the officially
  107  scheduled post time for the race.
  108         (c) The division shall adopt rules setting conditions for
  109  the use of phenylbutazone and synthetic corticosteroids; in no
  110  case, except as provided in paragraph (b), shall these
  111  substances be given closer than 24 hours prior to the officially
  112  scheduled post time of a race. Oral corticosteroids are
  113  prohibited except when prescribed by a licensed veterinarian and
  114  reported to the division on forms prescribed by the division.
  115         (d) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to
  116  prohibit the use of vitamins, minerals, or naturally occurring
  117  substances so long as none exceeds the normal physiological
  118  concentration in a race-day race day specimen.
  119         (e) The division may, by rule, establish acceptable levels
  120  of permitted medications and shall select the appropriate
  121  biological specimens by which the administration of permitted
  122  medication is monitored.
  123         (8)(9)(a) Under no circumstances may any medication be
  124  administered within 24 hours before the officially scheduled
  125  post time of the race except as provided in this section.
  126         (b) As an exception to this section, if the division first
  127  determines that the use of furosemide, phenylbutazone, or
  128  prednisolone sodium succinate in horses is in the best interest
  129  of racing, the division may adopt rules allowing such use. Any
  130  rules allowing the use of furosemide, phenylbutazone, or
  131  prednisolone sodium succinate in racing must set the conditions
  132  for such use. Under no circumstances may a rule be adopted which
  133  allows the administration of furosemide or prednisolone sodium
  134  succinate within 4 hours before the officially scheduled post
  135  time for the race. Under no circumstances may a rule be adopted
  136  which allows the administration of phenylbutazone or any other
  137  synthetic corticosteroid within 24 hours before the officially
  138  scheduled post time for the race. Any administration of
  139  synthetic corticosteroids is limited to parenteral routes. Oral
  140  administration of synthetic corticosteroids is expressly
  141  prohibited. If this paragraph is unconstitutional, it is
  142  severable from the remainder of this section.
  143         (c) The division shall, by rule, establish acceptable
  144  levels of permitted medications and shall select the appropriate
  145  biological specimen by which the administration of permitted
  146  medications is monitored.
  147         (9)(10)(a) The division may conduct a postmortem
  148  examination of any animal that is injured at a permitted
  149  racetrack while in training or in competition and that
  150  subsequently expires or is destroyed. The division may conduct a
  151  postmortem examination of any animal that expires while housed
  152  at a permitted racetrack, association compound, or licensed
  153  kennel or farm. Trainers and owners shall be requested to comply
  154  with this paragraph as a condition of licensure.
  155         (b) The division may take possession of the animal upon
  156  death for postmortem examination. The division may submit blood,
  157  urine, other bodily fluid specimens, or other tissue specimens
  158  collected during a postmortem examination for testing by the
  159  division laboratory or its designee. Upon completion of the
  160  postmortem examination, the carcass must be returned to the
  161  owner or disposed of at the owner’s option.
  162         (10)(11) The presence of a prohibited substance in an
  163  animal, found by the division laboratory in a bodily fluid
  164  specimen collected during the postmortem examination of the
  165  animal, which breaks down during a race constitutes a violation
  166  of this section.
  167         (11)(12) The cost of postmortem examinations, testing, and
  168  disposal must be borne by the division.
  169         (12)(13) The division shall adopt rules to implement this
  170  section. The rules may include a classification system for
  171  prohibited substances and a corresponding penalty schedule for
  172  violations.
  173         (13)(14) Except as specifically modified by statute or by
  174  rules of the division, the Uniform Classification Guidelines for
  175  Foreign Substances, revised February 14, 1995, as promulgated by
  176  the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., is
  177  hereby adopted by reference as the uniform classification system
  178  for class IV and V medications.
  179         (14)(15) The division shall utilize only the thin layer
  180  chromatography (TLC) screening process to test for the presence
  181  of class IV and V medications in samples taken from racehorses
  182  except when thresholds of a class IV or class V medication have
  183  been established and are enforced by rule. Once a sample has
  184  been identified as suspicious for a class IV or class V
  185  medication by the TLC screening process, the sample will be sent
  186  for confirmation by and through additional testing methods. All
  187  other medications not classified by rule as a class IV or class
  188  V agent shall be subject to all forms of testing available to
  189  the division.
  190         (15)(16) The division may shall implement by rule
  191  medication levels recommended finalized by the University of
  192  Florida College of Veterinary Medicine developed pursuant to an
  193  agreement between the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering and the
  194  University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. the
  195  Pharmacokinetic and Clearance Study Agreement by and between the
  196  Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  197  Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering and the University of Florida
  198  College of Veterinary Medicine. Research on a drug level is
  199  finalized when The University of Florida College of Veterinary
  200  Medicine may provide provides written notification to the
  201  division that it has completed its research or review on a
  202  particular drug pursuant to the agreement and when the College
  203  of Veterinary Medicine has completed provides a final report of
  204  its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the division.
  205         (16)(17) The testing medium for phenylbutazone in horses
  206  shall be serum, and the division may collect up to six full 15
  207  milliliter blood tubes for each horse being sampled.
  208         Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2009.

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