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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 464
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F.S. 464.016
464.016 Violations and penalties.
(1) Each of the following acts constitutes a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084:
(a) Practicing advanced or specialized, professional, or practical nursing, as defined in this part, unless holding an active license or certificate to do so.
(b) Using or attempting to use a license or certificate which has been suspended or revoked.
(c) Knowingly employing unlicensed persons in the practice of nursing.
(d) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or certificate under this part by misleading statements or knowing misrepresentation.
(2) Each of the following acts constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083:
(a) Using the name or title “Nurse,” “Registered Nurse,” “Licensed Practical Nurse,” “Clinical Nurse Specialist,” “Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist,” “Certified Nurse Practitioner,” “Certified Nurse Midwife,” “Advanced Practice Registered Nurse,” or any other name or title which implies that a person was licensed or certified as same, unless such person is duly licensed or certified.
(b) Knowingly concealing information relating to violations of this part. 1, 6, ch. 79-225; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 13, 17, 18, ch. 86-284; s. 58, ch. 91-137; s. 5, ch. 91-156; s. 90, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 183, ch. 99-397; ss. 54, 124, ch. 2000-318; s. 5, ch. 2007-167; s. 60, ch. 2018-106.