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The 2004 Florida Statutes

Chapter 483
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Section 483.23, Florida Statutes 2004

483.23  Offenses; criminal penalties.--

(1)(a)  It is unlawful for any person to:

1.  Operate, maintain, direct, or engage in the business of operating a clinical laboratory unless she or he has obtained a clinical laboratory license from the agency or is exempt under s. 483.031.

2.  Conduct, maintain, or operate a clinical laboratory, other than an exempt laboratory or a laboratory operated under s. 483.035, unless the clinical laboratory is under the direct and responsible supervision and direction of a person licensed under part III of this chapter.

3.  Allow any person other than an individual licensed under part III of this chapter to perform clinical laboratory procedures, except in the operation of a laboratory exempt under s. 483.031 or a laboratory operated under s. 483.035.

4.  Violate or aid and abet in the violation of any provision of this part or the rules adopted under this part.

(b)  The performance of any act specified in paragraph (a) constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(2)  Any use or attempted use of a forged license under this part or part III of this chapter constitutes the crime of forgery.

History.--s. 23, ch. 67-248; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 2, ch. 77-48; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 20, 29, 30, ch. 83-276; s. 31, ch. 92-58; s. 19, ch. 93-40; ss. 16, 25, ch. 93-178; s. 438, ch. 97-103; s. 4, ch. 2000-154.

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