Section 400.241, Florida Statutes 2004
400.241 Prohibited acts; penalties for violations.--
(1) It is unlawful for any person or public body to establish, conduct, manage, or operate a home as defined in this part without obtaining a valid current license.
(2) It is unlawful for any person or public body to offer or advertise to the public, in any way by any medium whatever, nursing home care or service or custodial services without obtaining a valid current license. It is unlawful for any holder of a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this part to advertise or hold out to the public that it holds a license for a facility other than that for which it actually holds a license.
(3) It is unlawful for any person, long-term care facility, or other entity to willfully interfere with the unannounced inspections mandated by s. 400.19(3). Alerting or advising a facility of the actual or approximate date of such inspection shall be a per se violation of this subsection.
(4) A violation of any provision of this part or of any minimum standard, rule, or regulation adopted pursuant thereto constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Each day of a continuing violation shall be considered a separate offense.
History.--s. 11, ch. 70-361; s. 347, ch. 71-136; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 31, 79, 83, ch. 83-181; s. 30, ch. 93-177; s. 49, ch. 93-217; s. 19, ch. 99-394.