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2005 Florida Statutes

Section 395.0185, Florida Statutes 2005

395.0185  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 physician, surgeon, organization, or person, either directly or indirectly, for patients referred to a licensed facility.

(2)  The agency shall adopt rules which assess administrative penalties for acts prohibited in 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.--ss. 26, 30, ch. 82-182; ss. 10, 98, ch. 92-289.