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The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 394
MENTAL HEALTH
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Section 394.878, Florida Statutes 2004

394.878  Issuance and renewal of licenses.--

(1)  Upon review of the application for licensure and receipt of appropriate fees, the agency shall issue an original or renewal license to any applicant that meets the requirements of this chapter.

(2)  A license is valid for a period of 1 year. An applicant for renewal of a license shall apply to the agency no later than 90 days before expiration of the current license.

(3)  A license may not be transferred from one entity to another and is valid only for the premises for which it was originally issued. For the purposes of this subsection, "transfer" includes, but is not limited to, transfer of a majority of the ownership interests in a licensee or transfer of responsibilities under the license to another entity by contractual arrangement.

(4)  Each license shall state the services which the licensee is required or authorized to perform and the maximum residential capacity of the licensed premises.

(5)  The agency may issue a probationary license to an applicant that has completed the application requirements of this chapter but has not, at the time of the application, developed an operational crisis stabilization unit or residential treatment facility. The probationary license shall expire 90 days after issuance and may once be renewed for an additional 90-day period. The agency may cancel a probationary license at any time.

(6)  The agency may issue an interim license to an applicant that has substantially completed all application requirements and has initiated action to fully meet such requirements. The interim license shall expire 90 days after issuance and, in cases of extreme hardship, may once be renewed for an additional 90-day period.

(7)  Any applicant which fails to file an application for license renewal during the 90-day relicensure period shall be considered unlicensed and subject to penalties pursuant to s. 394.875.

History.--ss. 5, 11, ch. 85-167; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 30, ch. 98-171.

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