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2007 Florida Statutes

Section 494.0012, Florida Statutes 2007

494.0012  Investigations; complaints; examinations.--

(1)  The office may conduct an investigation of any person whenever the office has reason to believe, either upon complaint or otherwise, that any violation of ss. 494.001-494.0077 has been committed or is about to be committed.

(2)  Any person having reason to believe that a provision of this act has been violated may file a written complaint with the office setting forth details of the alleged violation.

(3)(a)  The office may, at intermittent periods, conduct examinations of any licensee or other person under the provisions of ss. 494.001-494.0077.

(b)  The office shall conduct all examinations at a convenient location in this state unless the office determines that it is more effective or cost-efficient to perform an examination at the licensee's out-of-state location. For an examination performed at the licensee's out-of-state location, the licensee shall pay the travel expense and per diem subsistence at the rate provided by law for up to thirty 8-hour days per year for each office examiner who participates in such an examination. However, if the examination involves or reveals fraudulent conduct by the licensee, the licensee shall pay the travel expense and per diem subsistence provided by law, without limitation, for each participating examiner.

History.--ss. 3, 50, ch. 91-245; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1, ch. 92-9; s. 3, ch. 99-213; s. 515, ch. 2003-261.