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The 2004 Florida Statutes

Chapter 464
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Section 464.016, Florida Statutes 2004

464.016  Violations and penalties.--

(1)  Each of the following acts constitutes a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084:

(a)  Practicing advanced or specialized, professional or practical nursing, as defined in this part, unless holding an active license or certificate to do so.

(b)  Using or attempting to use a license or certificate which has been suspended or revoked.

(c)  Knowingly employing unlicensed persons in the practice of nursing.

(d)  Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or certificate under this part by misleading statements or knowing misrepresentation.

(2)  Each of the following acts constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083:

(a)  Using the name or title "Nurse," "Registered Nurse," "Licensed Practical Nurse," "Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner," or any other name or title which implies that a person was licensed or certified as same, unless such person is duly licensed or certified.

(b)  Knowingly concealing information relating to violations of this part.

History.--ss. 1, 6, ch. 79-225; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 13, 17, 18, ch. 86-284; s. 58, ch. 91-137; s. 5, ch. 91-156; s. 90, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 183, ch. 99-397; ss. 54, 124, ch. 2000-318.

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