Florida Senate - 2020 SB 692 By Senator Pizzo 38-01014-20 2020692__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to reinstatement of a revoked health 3 care practitioner license; amending s. 456.072, F.S.; 4 requiring, rather than authorizing, health care boards 5 under the Department of Health to establish rules for 6 applications for reinstatement of a revoked license; 7 requiring the boards to grant applicants opportunities 8 at reasonable intervals to demonstrate certain 9 competencies; requiring the board to grant an 10 applicant such initial opportunity within a specified 11 timeframe; providing examples of evidence the board 12 may require of an applicant to demonstrate certain 13 competencies; providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Subsection (6) of section 456.072, Florida 18 Statutes, is amended to read: 19 456.072 Grounds for discipline; penalties; enforcement.— 20 (6) If the board, or the department when there is no board, 21 determines that revocation of a license is the appropriate 22 penalty, the revocation shall be permanent. However, the board 23 shall
mayestablish by rule requirements for reapplication by 24 applicants whose licenses have been permanently revoked. The 25 board shall provide a licensee or certificate holder affected 26 under this subsection an opportunity at reasonable intervals to 27 demonstrate that he or she can resume the competent practice of 28 his or her profession with reasonable skill and safety to 29 patients. The board shall grant an applicant an initial 30 opportunity to demonstrate such competence within 10 years of 31 the date of the revocation, if requested within that timeframe. 32 The requirements may include, but are not limited to, satisfying 33 current requirements for an initial license, completing 500 or 34 more hours of practice under the supervision of a health care 35 professional regulated by the same board as the applicant prior 36 to revocation, and completing additional continuing education 37 hours as determined by the board to ensure the competency of the 38 applicant. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.