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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.9983
400.9983 Violations; penalties.A violation of this part or any rule adopted pursuant thereto shall be classified according to the nature of the violation and the gravity of its probable effect on facility clients. The agency shall indicate the classification on the written notice of the violation as follows:
(1) Class “I” violations are defined in s. 408.813. The agency shall issue a citation regardless of correction and impose an administrative fine of $5,000 for an isolated violation, $7,500 for a patterned violation, or $10,000 for a widespread violation. Violations may be identified, and a fine must be levied, notwithstanding the correction of the deficiency giving rise to the violation.
(2) Class “II” violations are defined in s. 408.813. The agency shall impose an administrative fine of $1,000 for an isolated violation, $2,500 for a patterned violation, or $5,000 for a widespread violation. A fine must be levied notwithstanding the correction of the deficiency giving rise to the violation.
(3) Class “III” violations are defined in s. 408.813. The agency shall impose an administrative fine of $500 for an isolated violation, $750 for a patterned violation, or $1,000 for a widespread violation. If a deficiency giving rise to a class III violation is corrected within the time specified by the agency, the fine may not be imposed.
(4) Class “IV” violations are defined in s. 408.813. The agency shall impose for a cited class IV violation an administrative fine of at least $100 but not exceeding $200 for each violation. If a deficiency giving rise to a class IV violation is corrected within the time specified by the agency, the fine may not be imposed.
History.s. 1, ch. 2015-25.