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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 497
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F.S. 497.143
497.143 Licensing; limited licenses for times of critical need.
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that, absent a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, retired Florida licensees in good standing, and active licensees in good standing from other jurisdictions, be able to serve this state during times of critical need.
(2) As used in this section, the term “critical need” means an executive order of the Governor or federal order declaring that a state of emergency exists in an area.
(3) The licensing authority may adopt rules for the issuance of limited licenses in accordance with this section. A person seeking a limited license, when permitted by rule, shall submit to the department an application and an affidavit stating that the applicant is a retired Florida licensee or holds an active license to practice in another jurisdiction of the United States in the profession for which the applicant seeks the limited license. The affidavit shall also state that the applicant intends to practice only pursuant to the restrictions of the limited license granted under this section. A person holding a limited license under this section may not engage in preneed sales under the limited license.
(4) Limited licensure may be denied to an applicant who has committed, or is under investigation or prosecution for, any act which would constitute the basis for discipline under this chapter.
(5) A limited licensee may provide services only during times of critical need within the state.
(6) The department may provide by rule for supervision of limited licensees to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
(7) Each applicant granted a limited license is subject to all the provisions of this chapter under which the limited license is issued which are not in conflict with this section.
(8) All limited licensees shall work for an entity licensed under this chapter.
History.s. 13, ch. 2004-301; s. 8, ch. 2005-155; s. 3, ch. 2007-55; s. 7, ch. 2010-125.