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Chapter 945
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F.S. 945.047
945.047 Licensing requirements for physicians, osteopathic physicians, and chiropractic physicians employed by the department.
(1) The Department of Corrections shall employ only physicians, osteopathic physicians, or chiropractic physicians holding licenses in good standing to practice medicine in this state, except that, by October 1, 1980, no more than 10 percent of the total number of such physicians employed by the department may be exempted from the provisions of this subsection. Each such exempted physician shall hold a valid license to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine, or chiropractic medicine in another state and shall have been certified by the appropriate board as eligible for admission for examination in this state under chapter 458, chapter 459, or chapter 460, as applicable. The appropriate board shall not certify as eligible for admission for examination any person who has been adjudged unqualified or guilty of any of the acts enumerated in the disciplinary provisions contained in chapter 458, chapter 459, or chapter 460, as applicable.
(2) No person subject to the provisions of this section shall, by virtue of his or her continued employment in accordance with such provisions, be in violation of the unauthorized practice provisions of chapter 458, chapter 459, or chapter 460 during such period of employment.
History.s. 3, ch. 79-302; s. 1662, ch. 97-102; s. 66, ch. 97-264; s. 299, ch. 98-166.