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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 384
SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES
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Section 384.34, Florida Statutes 2009

384.34  Penalties.--

(1)  Any person who violates the provisions of s. 384.24(1) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(2)  Any person who violates the provisions of s. 384.26 or s. 384.29 commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(3)  Any person who maliciously disseminates any false information or report concerning the existence of any sexually transmissible disease commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.

(4)  Any person who violates the provisions of the department's rules pertaining to sexually transmissible diseases may be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 for each violation. Any penalties enforced under this subsection shall be in addition to other penalties provided by this chapter. The department may enforce this section and adopt rules necessary to administer this section.

(5)  Any person who violates the provisions of s. 384.24(2) commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082, 775.083, 775.084, and 775.0877(7). Any person who commits multiple violations of the provisions of s. 384.24(2) commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082, 775.083, 775.084, and 775.0877(7).

(6)  Any person who obtains information that identifies an individual who has a sexually transmissible disease, who knew or should have known the nature of the information and maliciously, or for monetary gain, disseminates this information or otherwise makes this information known to any other person, except by providing it either to a physician or nurse employed by the Department of Health or to a law enforcement agency, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

History.--s. 90, ch. 86-220; s. 38, ch. 88-380; s. 63, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 96-179; s. 2, ch. 97-37; s. 18, ch. 98-151; s. 21, ch. 98-191.

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