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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.607
400.607 Denial, suspension, revocation of license; emergency actions; imposition of administrative fine; grounds.
(1) The agency may deny, revoke, and suspend a license, impose an action under s. 408.814, and impose an administrative fine, which may not exceed $5,000 per violation, for the violation of any provision of this part, part II of chapter 408, or applicable rules.
(2) Any of the following actions by a licensed hospice or any of its employees shall be grounds for action by the agency against a hospice:
(a) A violation of the provisions of this part, part II of chapter 408, or applicable rules.
(b) An intentional or negligent act materially affecting the health or safety of a patient.
(3) If, 3 months after the date of obtaining a license, or at any time thereafter, a hospice does not have in operation the home-care component of hospice care, the agency shall immediately revoke the license of such hospice.
(4) If, 12 months after the date of obtaining a license pursuant to s. 400.606, or at any time thereafter, a hospice does not have in operation the inpatient components of hospice care, the agency shall immediately revoke the license of such hospice.
(5) The remedies set forth in this section are independent of and cumulative to other remedies provided by law.
History.s. 7, ch. 79-186; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 71, 79, 83, ch. 83-181; ss. 6, 14, ch. 93-179; s. 56, ch. 98-171; s. 50, ch. 2004-267; s. 88, ch. 2007-230.