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Engaging in unnecessary diagnostic testing; penalties.
Section 766.111, Florida Statutes 2006

766.111  Engaging in unnecessary diagnostic testing; penalties.--

(1)  No health care provider licensed pursuant to chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter 461, or chapter 466 shall order, procure, provide, or administer unnecessary diagnostic tests, which are not reasonably calculated to assist the health care provider in arriving at a diagnosis and treatment of a patient's condition.

(2)  A violation of this section shall be grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to s. 458.331, s. 459.015, s. 460.413, s. 461.013, or s. 466.028, as applicable.

(3)  Any person who prevails in a suit brought against a health care provider predicated upon a violation of this section shall recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

History.--s. 26, ch. 85-175; s. 71, ch. 87-226; s. 8, ch. 96-296; s. 71, ch. 97-264.

Note.--Former s. 768.61.