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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 499
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F.S. 499.81
499.81 Administration and enforcement.
(1) This part is cumulative and shall be construed and applied as being in addition to and not in substitution for or limiting any powers, duties, or authority of the department under any other law of this state; except that, with respect to the regulation of medical gas, this part controls over any conflicting provisions.
(2) The department shall administer and enforce this part to prevent fraud, adulteration, misbranding, or false advertising in the manufacture and distribution of medical gases.
(3) For the purpose of an investigation or proceeding conducted by the department under this part, the department may administer oaths, take depositions, subpoena witnesses, and compel the production of books, papers, documents, or other records. Challenges to, and enforcement of, subpoenas and orders shall be handled as provided in s. 120.569.
(4) Each state attorney, county attorney, or municipal attorney to whom the department or its designated agent reports a violation of this part shall cause appropriate proceedings to be instituted in the proper courts without delay and prosecuted as required by law.
(5) This part does not require the department to report, for the purpose of instituting proceedings under this part, minor violations of this part when the department believes that the public interest will be adequately served by a written notice or warning.
History.s. 13, ch. 2014-89.