Section 400.955, Florida Statutes 2004
400.955 Procedures for screening of home medical equipment provider personnel.--
(1) A person employed by a home medical equipment provider shall, within 5 working days after starting to work, submit to the home medical equipment provider a complete set of information necessary to conduct a screening under this section. The person must sign an affidavit stating whether he or she meets the minimum standards for good moral character under this section. The home medical equipment provider shall submit the information to the Department of Law Enforcement for processing. If disposition information is missing on a criminal record, it is the responsibility of the person being screened to obtain and supply the missing information within 30 days. Failure to supply the missing information or to show reasonable efforts to obtain such information will result in automatic disqualification for employment.
(2) Home medical equipment provider personnel hired on or after July 1, 1999, must be placed on probationary status pending a determination of compliance with minimum standards for good moral character.
(3) The home medical equipment provider must automatically terminate the employment of any of its personnel found to be in noncompliance with the minimum standards for good moral character under this section, unless such person has obtained an exemption under s. 400.953(1).
(4) The general manager of each home medical equipment provider must sign an affidavit annually, under penalty of perjury, stating that all personnel hired on or after July 1, 1999, have been screened and that its remaining personnel have worked for the home medical equipment provider continuously since before July 1, 1999.
History.--s. 1, ch. 99-189; s. 91, ch. 2000-349.