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The Florida Statutes

The 2003 Florida Statutes

Chapter 456
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Chapter 456, Florida Statutes 2003



456.001  Definitions.

456.002  Applicability.

456.003  Legislative intent; requirements.

456.004  Department; powers and duties.

456.005  Long-range policy planning; plans, reports, and recommendations.

456.006  Contacting boards through department.

456.007  Board members.

456.008  Accountability and liability of board members.

456.009  Legal and investigative services.

456.011  Boards; organization; meetings; compensation and travel expenses.

456.012  Board rules; final agency action; challenges.

456.013  Department; general licensing provisions.

456.014  Public inspection of information required from applicants; exceptions; examination hearing.

456.015  Limited licenses.

456.016  Use of professional testing services.

456.017  Examinations.

456.018  Penalty for theft or reproduction of an examination.

456.019  Restriction on requirement of citizenship.

456.021  Qualification of immigrants for examination to practice a licensed profession or occupation.

456.022  Foreign-trained professionals; special examination and license provisions.

456.023  Exemption for certain out-of-state or foreign professionals; limited practice permitted.

456.024  Members of Armed Forces in good standing with administrative boards or the department; spouses.

456.025  Fees; receipts; disposition.

456.026  Annual report concerning finances, administrative complaints, disciplinary actions, and recommendations.

456.027  Education; accreditation.

456.028  Consultation with postsecondary education boards prior to adoption of changes to training requirements.

456.029  Education; substituting demonstration of competency for clock-hour requirements.

456.031  Requirement for instruction on domestic violence.

456.032  Hepatitis B or HIV carriers.

456.033  Requirement for instruction for certain licensees on HIV and AIDS.

456.034  Athletic trainers and massage therapists; requirement for instruction on HIV and AIDS.

456.035  Address of record.

456.036  Licenses; active and inactive status; delinquency.

456.037  Business establishments; requirements for active status licenses; delinquency; discipline; applicability.

456.0375  Registration of certain clinics; requirements; discipline; exemptions.

456.038  Renewal and cancellation notices.

456.039  Designated health care professionals; information required for licensure.

456.0391  Advanced registered nurse practitioners; information required for certification.

456.041  Practitioner profile; creation.

456.042  Practitioner profiles; update.

456.043  Practitioner profiles; data storage.

456.044  Practitioner profiles; rules; workshops.

456.045  Practitioner profiles; maintenance of superseded information.

456.046  Practitioner profiles; confidentiality.

456.048  Financial responsibility requirements for certain health care practitioners.

456.049  Health care practitioners; reports on professional liability claims and actions.

456.051  Reports of professional liability actions; bankruptcies; Department of Health's responsibility to provide.

456.052  Disclosure of financial interest by production.

456.053  Financial arrangements between referring health care providers and providers of health care services.

456.054  Kickbacks prohibited.

456.055  Chiropractic and podiatric health care; denial of payment; limitation.

456.056  Treatment of Medicare beneficiaries; refusal, emergencies, consulting physicians.

456.057  Ownership and control of patient records; report or copies of records to be furnished.

456.0575  Duty to notify patients.

456.058  Disposition of records of deceased practitioners or practitioners relocating or terminating practice.

456.059  Communications confidential; exceptions.

456.061  Practitioner disclosure of confidential information; immunity from civil or criminal liability.

456.062  Advertisement by a health care practitioner of free or discounted services; required statement.

456.063  Sexual misconduct; disqualification for license, certificate, or registration.

456.065  Unlicensed practice of a health care profession; intent; cease and desist notice; penalties; enforcement; citations; fees; allocation and disposition of moneys collected.

456.066  Prosecution of criminal violations.

456.067  Penalty for giving false information.

456.068  Toll-free telephone number for reporting of complaints.

456.069  Authority to inspect.

456.071  Power to administer oaths, take depositions, and issue subpoenas.

456.072  Grounds for discipline; penalties; enforcement.

456.0721  Practitioners in default on student loan or scholarship obligations; investigation; report.

456.073  Disciplinary proceedings.

456.074  Certain health care practitioners; immediate suspension of license.

456.075  Criminal proceedings against licensees; appearances by department representatives.

456.076  Treatment programs for impaired practitioners.

456.077  Authority to issue citations.

456.078  Mediation.

456.079  Disciplinary guidelines.

456.081  Publication of information.

456.082  Disclosure of confidential information.

456.36  Health care professionals; exemption from disqualification from employment or contracting.

456.38  Practitioner registry for disasters and emergencies.

456.41  Complementary or alternative health care treatments.

456.42  Written prescriptions for medicinal drugs.

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