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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 487
PESTICIDE REGULATION AND SAFETY
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F.S. 487.159
487.159 Damage or injury to property, animal, or person; mandatory report of damage or injury.
(1) A licensee shall report unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or damage or injury to human beings, animals, plants, or other property as the result of the application of a restricted-use pesticide by the licensee or by an applicator or mixer-loader under the licensee’s direct supervision, if and when the licensee has knowledge of such damage or injury. Physicians shall report all pesticide-related illnesses or injuries to the nearest county health department, which shall notify the department so that the department may establish a pesticide incident monitoring system within the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services.
(2) When damage or injury to human beings, animals, plants, or other property as the result of the application of a restricted-use pesticide is alleged to have been done, the person claiming such damage or injury shall allow the licensee and the licensee’s representatives to observe within reasonable hours the alleged damage or injury in order that the damage or injury may be examined. The failure of the person claiming such damage or injury to allow observation and examination of the alleged damage or injury shall automatically bar the claim against the licensee.
History.s. 10, ch. 74-247; s. 6, ch. 78-95; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 9, 14, 15, ch. 82-167; s. 2, ch. 84-165; s. 3, ch. 90-65; ss. 28, 37, ch. 92-115; s. 4, ch. 92-291; s. 22, ch. 94-233; s. 29, ch. 2000-154; s. 41, ch. 2004-64; s. 23, ch. 2014-150.