Section 400.051, Florida Statutes 2004
400.051 Homes or institutions exempt from the provisions of this part.--
(1) The following shall be exempt from the provisions of this part:
(a) Any facility, institution, or other place operated by the Federal Government or a federal agency.
(b) Any hospital, as defined in s. 395.002(11), that is licensed under chapter 395.
(c) Any facility, together with improvements or additions thereto, which has existed and operated continuously in this state for at least 60 years on or before July 1, 1989, and is directly or indirectly owned and operated by a nationally recognized fraternal organization, is not open to the public, and accepts only its own members and their spouses as residents.
(2) Any facility or institution operated by and for persons who rely exclusively upon treatment by spiritual means through prayer, in accordance with the creed or tenets of any organized church or religious denomination, shall be exempt from the provisions of this part. However, such facility or institution shall comply with all applicable laws and rules relating to sanitation and safety.
History.--s. 4, ch. 69-309; s. 4, ch. 70-361; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 8, 79, 83, ch. 83-181; s. 1, ch. 88-411; s. 30, ch. 93-177; ss. 7, 49, ch. 93-217; s. 5, ch. 94-206; s. 2, ch. 94-317; s. 34, ch. 98-89; s. 40, ch. 98-171; s. 210, ch. 99-13.