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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 651
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F.S. 651.0245
651.0245 Application for the simultaneous acquisition of a facility and issuance of a certificate of authority.
(1) Except with the prior written approval of the office, a person may not, individually or in conjunction with any affiliated person of such person, directly or indirectly acquire a facility operating under a subsisting certificate of authority and engage in the business of providing continuing care.
(2) An applicant seeking simultaneous acquisition of a facility and issuance of a certificate of authority must:
(a) Comply with the notice requirements of s. 628.4615(2)(a); and
(b) File an application in the form required by the office and cooperate with the office’s review of the application.
(3) The commission shall adopt by rule application requirements equivalent to those described in ss. 628.4615(4) and (5), 651.022(2), and 651.023(1)(b). The office shall review the application and issue an approval or disapproval of the filing in accordance with ss. 628.4615(6)(a) and (c), (7)-(10), and (14) and 651.023(1)(b).
(4) In addition to the provider or the controlling company, the office has standing to petition a circuit court under s. 628.4615(9).
(5) A person may rebut a presumption of control by filing a disclaimer of control with the office on a form prescribed by the commission. The disclaimer must fully disclose all material relationships and bases for affiliation between the person and the provider or facility, as well as the basis for disclaiming the affiliation. In lieu of such form, a person or acquiring party may file with the office a copy of a Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b) or (c), 17 C.F.R. s. 240.13d-1, under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. After a disclaimer has been filed, the provider or facility is relieved of any duty to register or report under this section which may arise out of the provider’s or facility’s relationship with the person, unless the office disallows the disclaimer.
(6) The commission may adopt rules as necessary to administer this section.
History.s. 10, ch. 2019-160.