Section 651.125, Florida Statutes 2001
651.125 Criminal penalties; injunctive relief.--
(1) Any person who maintains, enters into, or, as manager or officer or in any other administrative capacity, assists in entering into, maintaining, or performing any continuing care agreement subject to this chapter without doing so in pursuance of a valid certificate of authority or renewal thereof, as contemplated by or provided in this chapter, or who otherwise violates any provision of this chapter or rule adopted in pursuance of this chapter, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Each violation of this chapter constitutes a separate offense.
(2) The state attorney for a circuit shall, upon application of the department or its authorized representative, institute and conduct the prosecution of an action for violation, within such circuit, of any provision of this chapter.
(3) The department may bring an action to enjoin a violation, threatened violation, or continued violation of this chapter in the circuit court in and for the county in which the violation occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur.
(4) Any action brought by the department against a provider shall not abate by reason of a sale or other transfer of ownership of the facility used to provide care, which provider is a party to the action, except with the express written consent of the Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner.
(5) The provisions of s. 624.310 apply to any person whose identity is required to be disclosed pursuant to s. 651.022(2) or s. 651.023(1)(a).
History.--s. 1, ch. 77-323; s. 25, ch. 81-292; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 83-265; ss. 22, 31, 33, 35, ch. 83-328; s. 8, ch. 92-56; s. 12, ch. 93-22.