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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 483.245
483.245 Rebates prohibited; penalties.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to pay or receive any commission, bonus, kickback, or rebate or engage in any split-fee arrangement in any form whatsoever with any dialysis facility, physician, surgeon, organization, agency, or person, either directly or indirectly, for patients referred to a clinical laboratory licensed under this part.
(2) The agency shall adopt rules that assess administrative penalties for acts prohibited by subsection (1). In the case of an entity licensed by the agency, such penalties may include any disciplinary action available to the agency under the appropriate licensing laws. In the case of an entity not licensed by the agency, such penalties may include:
(a) A fine not to exceed $1,000;
(b) If applicable, a recommendation by the agency to the appropriate licensing board that disciplinary action be taken.
History.s. 2, ch. 79-106; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 29, 30, ch. 83-276; s. 19, ch. 93-40; ss. 17, 25, ch. 93-178; s. 60, ch. 2001-277.