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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 468
MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
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F.S. 468.811
468.811 Disciplinary proceedings.
(1) The following acts constitute grounds for denial of a registration or license or for disciplinary action, as specified in s. 456.072(2):
(a) Attempting to procure a license by fraudulent misrepresentation.
(b) Having a license to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics revoked, suspended, or otherwise acted against, including the denial of licensure in another state or jurisdiction.
(c) Being convicted or found guilty of or pleading nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, in any jurisdiction, a crime that directly relates to the practice of orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics, including violations of federal laws or regulations regarding orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics.
(d) Filing a report, claim, or record that the licensee knows is false; intentionally or negligently failing to file a report, claim, or record required by state or federal law; willfully impeding or obstructing such filing; or inducing another person to impede or obstruct such filing. Such reports, claims, or records include only reports, claims, or records that are signed in a person’s capacity as a licensee under this part.
(e) Advertising goods or services in a fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading manner.
(f) Violation of an order of the board, agency, or department previously entered in a disciplinary hearing or failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the board, agency, or department.
(g) Practicing with a revoked, suspended, or inactive license.
(h) Gross or repeated malpractice or the failure to deliver orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic services with that level of care and skill which is recognized by a reasonably prudent licensed practitioner with similar professional training as being acceptable under similar conditions and circumstances.
(i) Failing to provide written notice of any applicable warranty for an orthosis, prosthesis, or pedorthic device that is provided to a patient.
(j) Violating any provision of this chapter or chapter 456, or any rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(k) Making deceptive, untrue, or fraudulent representations in the licensed or unlicensed practice of orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics.
(l) Practicing orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics or practicing as an orthotic fitter or an orthotic fitter assistant without a licensed physician’s written prescription. The repair, replacement, adjustment, or servicing of any existing orthosis may be performed without an additional prescription from the patient’s physician, unless the original prescription states otherwise.
(2) The board may enter an order denying licensure or imposing any of the penalties in s. 456.072(2) against any applicant for licensure or licensee who is found guilty of violating any provision of subsection (1) of this section or who is found guilty of violating any provision of s. 456.072(1).
History.s. 11, ch. 97-284; s. 105, ch. 98-166; s. 163, ch. 2000-160; s. 27, ch. 2000-318; s. 43, ch. 2001-277; s. 19, ch. 2005-240; s. 10, ch. 2008-121.