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The Florida Statutes

The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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Section 400.9925, Florida Statutes 2004

400.9925  Rulemaking authority; license fees.--

(1)  The agency shall adopt rules necessary to administer the clinic administration, regulation, and licensure program, including rules establishing the specific licensure requirements, procedures, forms, and fees. It shall adopt rules establishing a procedure for the biennial renewal of licenses. The agency may issue initial licenses for less than the full 2-year period by charging a prorated licensure fee and specifying a different renewal date than would otherwise be required for biennial licensure. The rules shall specify the expiration dates of licenses, the process of tracking compliance with financial responsibility requirements, and any other conditions of renewal required by law or rule.

(2)  The agency shall adopt rules specifying limitations on the number of licensed clinics and licensees for which a medical director or a clinic director may assume responsibility for purposes of this part. In determining the quality of supervision a medical director or a clinic director can provide, the agency shall consider the number of clinic employees, the clinic location, and the health care services provided by the clinic.

(3)  License application and renewal fees must be reasonably calculated by the agency to cover its costs in carrying out its responsibilities under this part, including the cost of licensure, inspection, and regulation of clinics, and must be of such amount that the total fees collected do not exceed the cost of administering and enforcing compliance with this part. Clinic licensure fees are nonrefundable and may not exceed $2,000. The agency shall adjust the license fee annually by not more than the change in the Consumer Price Index based on the 12 months immediately preceding the increase. All fees collected under this part must be deposited in the Health Care Trust Fund for the administration of this part.

History.--s. 4, ch. 2003-411.

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