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Notice of toll-free telephone number for central abuse hotline.
Section 400.495, Florida Statutes 2004

400.495  Notice of toll-free telephone number for central abuse hotline.--On or before the first day home health services are provided to a patient, any home health agency or nurse registry licensed under this part must inform the patient and his or her immediate family, if appropriate, of the right to report abusive, neglectful, or exploitative practices. The statewide toll-free telephone number for the central abuse hotline must be provided to patients in a manner that is clearly legible and must include the words: "To report abuse, neglect, or exploitation, please call toll-free  (phone number) ." The Agency for Health Care Administration shall adopt rules that provide for 90 days' advance notice of a change in the toll-free telephone number and that outline due process procedures, as provided under chapter 120, for home health agency personnel and nurse registry personnel who are reported to the central abuse hotline. Home health agencies and nurse registries shall establish appropriate policies and procedures for providing such notice to patients.

History.--ss. 5, 9, ch. 88-219; ss. 11, 23, ch. 93-214; s. 785, ch. 95-148; s. 79, ch. 2000-349.