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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
Chapter 381
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Section 381.733, Florida Statutes 2009

381.733  Definitions relating to Healthy Communities, Healthy People Act.--As used in ss. 381.731-381.734, the term:

(1)  "Department" means the Department of Health.

(2)  "Primary prevention" means interventions directed toward healthy populations with a focus on avoiding disease prior to its occurrence.

(3)  "Secondary prevention" means interventions designed to promote the early detection and treatment of diseases and to reduce the risks experienced by at-risk populations.

(4)  "Tertiary prevention" means interventions directed at rehabilitating and minimizing the effects of disease in a chronically ill population.

History.--s. 108, ch. 92-33; s. 2, ch. 98-224; s. 74, ch. 99-8; s. 196, ch. 99-13.

Note.--Former s. 408.603.

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