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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. 400.908
400.908 Administrative fines; disposition of fees and fines.
(1)(a) If the agency determines that a PPEC center is not in compliance with this part, part II of chapter 408, or applicable rules, the agency may request that the PPEC center submit a corrective action plan that demonstrates a good faith effort to remedy each violation by a specific date, subject to the approval of the agency.
(b) In accordance with part II of chapter 408, the agency may fine a PPEC center or employee found in violation of this part, part II of chapter 408, or applicable rules, in an amount not to exceed $500 for each violation. Such fine may not exceed $5,000 in the aggregate.
(c) The failure to correct a violation by the date set by the agency, or the failure to comply with an approved corrective action plan, is a separate violation for each day such failure continues, unless the agency approves an extension to a specific date.
(2) In determining if a fine is to be imposed and in fixing the amount of any fine, the agency shall consider the following factors:
(a) The gravity of the violation, including the probability that death or serious physical or emotional harm to a child will result or has resulted, the severity of the actual or potential harm, and the extent to which the provisions of the applicable statutes or rules were violated.
(b) Actions taken by the owner or operator to correct violations.
(c) Any previous violations.
(d) The financial benefit to the PPEC center of committing or continuing the violation.
History.ss. 8, 17, ch. 87-290; s. 58, ch. 91-221; ss. 6, 14, ch. 93-66; s. 171, ch. 98-166; s. 19, ch. 98-288; s. 97, ch. 2007-230.
Note.Former s. 391.208.